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S. Korean, Swiss defense chiefs talk regional security

 Defense chiefs of South Korea and Switzerland held talks on Tuesday in Seoul to discuss regional security issues and ways to enhance bilateral military ties, the Ministry of National Defense said.
Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin (left) and his Swiss counterpart Ueli Maurer shake hands prior to their talks at the Ministry of National Defense in Seoul on Tuesday. (Yonhap News)
Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin (left) and his Swiss counterpart Ueli Maurer shake hands prior to their talks at the Ministry of National Defense in Seoul on Tuesday. (Yonhap News)

Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin and his Swiss counterpart Ueli Maurer also shared their views on missions and the role of the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission, to which Switzerland has dispatched its military delegation for nearly six decades.

The NNSC stationed at the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjeom has contributed to maintaining the armistice agreement signed at the end of the 1950-53 Korean War and entrenching peace on the peninsula.

During his schedule here that ends on Wednesday, he visited the border village, the national cemetery and the United Nations Command. He also met with Unification Minister Hyun In-taek.

By Song Sang-ho (sshluck@heraldcorp.com)
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