Remarks at 2+2 Ministerial with Republic of Korea

John Kerry
Secretary of State
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, and Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Han Min-Koo
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
October 24, 2014

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good morning, everybody. We’re delighted to be here for the third what we call 2+2 dialogue with Foreign Minister Yun and Defense Minister Han from the Republic of Korea, and I’m very happy to welcome my colleague and friend, Secretary Hagel, over here at the State Department.

We have a terrific working relationship. We’ll be discussing a host of issues. We’re particularly grateful to our friends from the Republic of Korea for their support on issues ranging from Ebola to Iraq to the nuclear negotiations with Iran to our efforts to calm things in the South China Sea. We have a great deal of interest, and we’re very grateful to them for being here today for this dialogue. Thank you.

Thank you all very much. Thank you.

QUESTION: (Inaudible.)

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you. We’ll be meeting with the press afterwards, so we look forward to having some questions then. Thank you.