NEWS | June 3, 2021

U.S. INDOPACOM Commander Visits Republic of Korea

By Headquarters, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Public Affairs Office

CAMP SMITH, Hawaii – The commander for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Adm. John C. Aquilino, traveled to the Republic of Korea as part of his first overseas trip to meet with senior government officials and reaffirm the United States’ commitment to the security of the Republic of Korea.

“The U.S.-ROK Alliance is the linchpin of peace, security, and prosperity on the Korean peninsula and in the Indo-Pacific,” Aquilino said. “The U.S. security commitment to the ROK is ironclad, and this visit provides the opportunity to listen to our allies’ security concerns and learn how we can strengthen our combined defense posture to ensure peace and stability in the region.”

As part of his trip, Adm. Aquilino met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Chung Eui-yong, Minister of National Defense Suh Wook, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Won In-choul, and other Republic of Korea officials.