US And South Korea Hold Bilateral Dialogue On Counterterrorism

US and South Korean officials met on Tuesday in Seoul, South Korea for the fifth bilateral dialogue between the two countries on counterterrorism.

Acting Principal Deputy Coordinator for Counterterrorism Alina Romanowski led the US delegation, which included officials from the Departments of State, Defense, and Homeland Security, and the National Center for Counterterrorism. The 18-member Korean interagency delegation was led by Ambassador for International Security Affairs, Choi Hong-ghi.

The meeting aimed at deepening the US-South Korea counterterrorism partnership, particularly in Southeast Asia and as South Korea prepares to hold the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.

“The United States views the Republic of Korea as a vital and highly capable partner in this endeavor,” said the US State Department in a statement.

Topics included global and regional terrorist threats, terrorist use of the Internet, interagency cooperation, and aviation and border security, according to the State Department.

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