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U.S.'s Austin says S.Korea alliance important due to China, N.Korea concerns -Yonhap

SEOUL, March 17 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Wednesday the United States' alliance with South Korea is ever more important because of growing security concerns over China and North Korea, the South's Yonhap news agency reported.

South Korean Defence Minister Suh Wook said it was important for the allies to maintain a strong deterrence and joint defence posture against North Korea, the agency added. (Reporting by Hyonhee Shin; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)