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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with Republic of Korea President Park Geun-hye

Vice President Biden hosted Republic of Korea (ROK) President Park Geun-hye for a lunch meeting today at the Naval Observatory.   The Vice President and President Park reviewed recent progress within the U.S.-ROK alliance - bilaterally, regionally, and globally.  The two discussed the importance of strong regional relations and close coordination on common strategic interests.  The Vice President commended President Park for her efforts to improve inter-Korean ties and reaffirmed unwavering U.S. commitment to deter and defend against North Korean provocations.