US Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan met with South Korean Minister of National Defense Jeong Kyeong-doo in Washington yesterday over the de-nuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. A statement released by the Pentagon said, during their meeting, Shanahan and Jeong focused on the on-going diplomatic efforts to achieve a complete denuclearization of and peace on the Korean Peninsula. 

They also pledged to enhance coordination and cooperation in various areas including information sharing on issues regarding the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Jeong's visit came a month after the second summit between the top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump in late February in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi that ended without an agreement. 

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