Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on signing of the Japan-ROK General Security of Military Information Agreement

I welcome the approval by the Republic of Korea and Japan of a General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA).  The ROK-Japan GSOMIA will enable increased information sharing and strengthen cooperation between our two closest allies in Northeast Asia.

By sharing appropriate security information, they will enhance their deterrence posture against North Korean aggression and strengthen their ability to defend against continued missile launches and nuclear tests, both of which are explicitly prohibited by U.N. Security Council resolutions.

Release No: NR-416-16
Nov. 23, 2016

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