Readout of Secretary Chuck Hagel’s Call with Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Han

Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby:

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel spoke by phone this evening with the Republic of Korea’s new Minister of National Defense Han Min Koo.  It was the first conversation between the two leaders.

Secretary Hagel congratulated Minister Han on his appointment and looks forward to working with him to continue growing and strengthening the U.S.-ROK Alliance.