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Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 21, 2018

The 5th United States-Republic of Korea Bilateral Cyber Consultations were held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on June 21, 2018, to strengthen our joint commitment to an open, interoperable, reliable, and secure cyberspace.

The Cyber Consultations affirmed the benefits of a whole-of-government approach between the Republic of Korea and the United States on cyber policy and reinforced cooperation between the United States and the Republic of Korea on a wide range of cyber issues, including cooperation on deterring cyber adversaries, cybersecurity of critical infrastructure, capacity building, information sharing, military-to-military cyber cooperation, cybercrime, international security issues in cyberspace, and current threats and trends in the international cyber environment. The United States and Republic of Korea also reaffirmed their shared commitment to cooperate on cyber issues in relevant multilateral venues, including the United Nations and the ASEAN Regional Forum.

Mr. Robert Strayer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy at the Department of State, led the U.S. delegation that included representatives from the Department of State, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Defense. Ambassador for International Security Affairs Moon Duk-ho of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs led the Republic of Korea’s interagency delegation, which included representatives from the Korea National Police Agency, Supreme Prosecutor’s Office, Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Science and ICT, and Korea Internet and Security Agency.

For updates on U.S. cyber and Internet policy, follow DAS Strayer and the Economic and Business Affairs Bureau at @StateCIP  or the State Department’s Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues at @State_Cyber  on Twitter. Please send interview requests to and

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