Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Call with Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Kang

03/03/2020 12:28 PM EST

Office of the Spokesperson

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:

On February 29, Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun spoke by phone with Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha.  The two discussed the COVID-19 outbreak and the two countries’ response. Deputy Secretary Biegun and Foreign Minister Kang reaffirmed the importance of our alliance and commitment to regional and global security.