June 02, 2020

U.S. defense chief Esper to visit Seoul next week, Pentagon says
Meetings with South Korean counterparts set to cover GSOMIA and countering North Korea

United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper will travel to South Korea next week to address an ongoing dispute over intelligence sharing between Seoul and Tokyo as well as other issues, the Pentagon said Thursday.

A press statement also released by the Pentagon on Thursday did not specify exactly when Esper will arrive in Seoul, but said he will depart Washington on November 13 “to visit South Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam.”