Meifang Zhang to visit Japan and South Korea to Japan to talk with the transfer of base
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (reporter Yang Jiang Guopeng Riverside) 14, the U.S. Defense Department spokesman Morrell said U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates will visit Japan and South Korea next week and will go to Slovakia to attend the NATO Secretary of Defense Conference.
Morrell said Gates on the 20th in Japan and Japanese Prime Minister Hatoyama Yukio, foreign minister and defense minister also handsome Kitazawa and other officials held talks, including the US-Japan military alliance transformation and regional security issues. According to another report, Gates’s visit to Japan will discuss the two sides of the controversial U.S. military bases in Okinawa, but the two sides are expected to visit Japan next month, U.S. President Barack Obama will not reach agreement before.
Morrell said Gates, 21 years in South Korea to participate in the US-ROK security consultation. North Korea’s recent missile launches in the context of Gates’ emphasis on the US-ROK alliance and U.S. defense commitment to South Korea. ”
Gates 22 and 23 will participate in the NATO defense ministers meeting in Slovakia, focused on the Afghan problem.