Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs John R. Bolton met with National Security Office Director Chung Eui-yong of the Republic of Korea on May 4, 2018.  Ambassador Chung provided Ambassador Bolton with a detailed readout of President Moon Jae-in’s April 27 Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.  They discussed President Trump’s upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and agreed to maintain frequent communication in the coming weeks.  Ambassador Bolton and Ambassador Chung also noted that the close coordination between the White House and Blue House on their respective engagements with North Korea reflects the strength of the United States–Republic of Korea Alliance.  The two ambassadors reaffirmed that there are no plans to change the United States–Republic of Korea bilateral defense posture in the Republic of Korea.  Ambassador Bolton and Ambassador Chung started preparations for President Moon’s visit to the White House on May 22, 2018.