WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — "They noted the importance of international diplomatic cooperation to increase pressure on North Korea to show the regime that its unlawful and destabilizing behavior will only result in continued condemnation and isolation from the international community," Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White said in a statement obtained by Sputnik.
#GenDunfordinAsia: "The key thing in any alliance is the transparency that leads to trust." Learn more on what was discussed during his visit to #Seoul with his #ROK counterpart: https://t.co/VgmFBDex0Q pic.twitter.com/rKeE6dJoDM— The Joint Staff (@thejointstaff) 28 октября 2017 г.
Mattis started his visit to Seoul on October 27, and he also held meetings with S. Korean National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong, Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-Wha and Minister of National Defense Song Young-moo. These consultations were held ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit to South Korea, scheduled for November 7.