- Title: Australia's Defence Minister meets South Korean counterpart in Seoul
- Date: 7th September 2017
- Summary: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (SEPTEMBER 7, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE MINISTER, MARISE PAYNE, WALKING INSIDE MEETING ROOM AND SHAKING HANDS WITH SOUTH KOREAN DEFENCE MINISTER, SONG YOUNG-MOO PAYNE (LEFT) AND SONG (RIGHT) TAKING SEAT PAYNE SPEAKING SONG SMILING PAYNE SPEAKING AND SONG LISTENING MEETING IN PROGRESS SONG SHAKING HANDS WITH AUSTRALIAN DELEGATION AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL FLAG (LEFT) AND SOUTH KOREAN NATIONAL FLAG (RIGHT) ON TABLE PAYNE SHAKING HANDS WITH SOUTH KOREAN OFFICIALS
- Embargoed: 21st September 2017 11:26
- Keywords: Australia defence minister Marise Payne South Korea Song Young-moo North Korea
- Location: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- City: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- Country: South Korea
- Topics: Defence,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016XLJSJP
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Australian Defence Minister, Marise Payne, met her South Korean counterpart, Song Young-moo, on Thursday (September 7) in Seoul, amid escalating tensions in the region, after North Korea conducted its biggest nuclear test.
During the meeting, which was held on the sidelines of the Seoul Defense Dialogue, the two ministers discussed ways to boost bilateral ties and advance broader security and defence interests in the region.
Earlier in the day, Payne made an opening speech at the defence forum and condemned North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missiles programme and said they are in flagrant defiance to the United Nation Security Council resolutions.
Payne is scheduled to visit the Philippines to meet her counterpart, Secretary of National Defense, Delfin Lorenzana, to discuss the security situation in southern Philippines.
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