Mike Flynn, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's first national security advisor, told a delegation of South Korean officials that relations between the two countries are a "vital alliance" and should be further strengthened, an official said.
Mike Flynn (EPA-Yonhap)
Flynn also told the delegation during the meeting earlier Friday that he plans to tackle the North Korean nuclear issue as a "priority," South Korea's deputy National Security Advisor Cho Tae-yong told reporters.
Flynn, a retired three-star general and former Defense Intelligence Agency chief, was named earlier in the day to be Trump's first national security advisor.
The South's delegation has been on a visit to the U.S. on a mission to make sure the alliance between the two countries will remain firm under the Trump administration. (Yonhap)