November 7, 2017
President Trump touched down at the Osan Air Base as part of his visit to meet with his South Korean counterpart President Moon Jae-in.
The president visited Camp Humphrey’s, which is the largest U.S. military base in Asia that resides just 60 miles from the border of North Korea.
He joined troops from the U.S. and the Republic of Korea, where he also received a top secret military operational briefing.
President Trump then participated in an arrival ceremony at the Blue House in the capital of Seoul.
The two leaders sat down for a bilateral meeting, where they re-emphasized the need to reel in the North Korean threat.
The pair later held a joint news conference in the capital.
On Tuesday morning the president said he had the opportunity to talk with Moon Jae-in regarding vital economic and security matters.
He referred to the trade relationship between the two countries, adding he seeks a fair and reciprocal agreement.
The president also addressed the North Korean regime as a world-wide problem, and emphasized South Korea is a long-standing ally of the U.S.
“The United States stands prepared to defend itself and its allies using the full range of our unmatched military capabilities if need be,” President Trump said. “The crucial U.S. security partnership with South Korea is just one aspect of our enduring alliance.”
The president added, he will continue to push for further international cooperation to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear agenda.