Army chief of staff to visit Hawaii for U.S. military forum

SEOUL, South Korea's Army Chief of Staff Gen. Suh Wook was set to leave for Hawaii on Tuesday to attend a symposium organized by the U.S. Army, Suh's office said.

During his fiveday visit, Suh is scheduled to take part in the Land Forces of the Pacific Symposium and Exposition (LANPAC 2019) set to take place in Honolulu from May 2123 (Hawaii Time).

Under the theme of "A Free and Open IndoPacific: Innovative and Agile Land Forces," the event is meant to discuss the roles of land forces in the IndoAsiaPacific theater and their future commitments.

This year's symposium is to bring major military officers from 26 countries, including Australia, Japan and Britain, according to the organizer.

"(The general) plans to share his assessment and understanding on key regional security issues and security circumstances on the Korean Peninsula with the participants and have bilateral talks with his foreign counterparts to explore ways to boost exchanges and cooperation between their armies," his office said in a release.

During the stay, Suh also plans to meet with some U.S. commanders, including those from the U.S. IndoPacific Command, and to visit the command and the 25th Infantry Division, through which "he will reaffirm the KoreaU.S. alliance," it added.

Source: Yonhap news Agency