1. US Vice President Mike Pence preparing to address media
2. SOUNDBITE (English) US Vice President Mike Pence
"Thank you all for being here. It is my great honour to represent the President of the United States here in the Demilitarised Zone, and I am very grateful for the leadership of General (Vincent) Brooks and General Lee and the iron-clad and immutable alliance that is represented here by these two strong military leaders. To stand here in this place, to be able to give evidence of the commitment of the people of the United States to our long-term alliance with the people of South Korea is a great honour for me and I bring greetings to our soldiers here and to the soldiers of South Korea from the President of the United States. We commend them for their vigilance here along this historic frontier of freedom and we express the resolve of the people of the United States of America. To stand together in the months and years ahead with the people of South Korea to both preserve their freedom and ensure the objective of a denuclearised Korean peninsula. It is an objective not just shared by the United States and the people of South Korea, but by our allies across the globe. We are heartened by the support of allies across the Asian pacific, including China. We will continue to advance this objective on the Korean peninsula and I am here to express the resolve of the people of the United States and the President of the United States, to achieve that objective through peace of all means through negotiations, but all options are on the table. As we continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of South Korea for the denuclearisation of this peninsula and for the long term prosperity and freedom of the people of South Korea. Let me say it is also very humbling for me to be here because my father served here in Korea in the United States' army more than 64 years ago. The general favoured me this morning for the few reflections on my father's service here and it seems altogether fitting that as Vice President I could be here to personally express the timeless bond between the people of South Korea and the people of the United States of America. People across the world should know that the bonds between our people are not simply strategic and military and economic, but they are personal, and they span generations of Americans and South Koreans. And on that foundation, we will see freedom through, we will see the interest of the security and prosperity of the people of South Korea, and in a word, we go together."
3. Pence leaving building
4. Military official pointing out sites of interest on the DMZ to Pence