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CNO John Richardson, South Korean Counterpart Discuss APAC Maritime Security Cooperation

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John Richardson & Jung Ho-SubChief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and his South Korean counterpart Jung Ho-sub have agreed that increased cooperation and information sharing will support maritime security in the Indo-Asia Pacific region.

The U.S. Navy said Thursday Richardson and Ho-sub met at the Pentagon to discuss regional partnerships between the navies as part of the latter’s week-long visit to the U.S.

“I agree with the importance of our alliance, particularly navy-to-navy, to deal with the threat from the North, as well as the instability that may take place in the South China Sea,” said Jung.

Jung also met with Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Scott Swift and Naval Surface Forces Pacific Commander Vice Adm. Tom Rowden,.

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