A senior White House official said the recent incursion of Chinese and Russian military aircraft into the Korean Air Defense Identification Zone (KADIZ) showed the need to maintain military communication channels between the United States and China, Voice of America (VOA) broadcast on the 3rd (local time) Reported.
According to the broadcast, White House National Security Council (NSC) Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby said in an interview with VOA the previous day that the actions of China and Russia invading Cadiz by mobilizing military aircraft are not conducive to security and stability, and the importance of maintaining military communication channels. pointed out that it was emphasized repeatedly.
Kirby said that he was unaware of the unauthorized entry of Chinese and Russian military aircraft into KADIZ in advance, and that he saw the Korean government appropriately intercept and respond with fighter jets at the time.
At the same time, Coordinator Kirby added, “This incident, which is aggressive and obviously not conducive to security and stability, at least confirmed how important it is to maintain communication channels between the military and the military level.”
Then, Coordinator Kirby said, “China closed some of its military communication channels in the wake of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan in early August.” We are examining whether we can reactivate some of those measures,” he explained.
Kirby added that US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to restore some communication channels at the summit on the 14th of last month.
He said, “President Xi and President Biden agreed that the two countries would form a team to see if this was possible.”
The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff announced on the 30th of last month that two Chinese military aircraft and six Russian military aircraft sequentially invaded KADIZ in the South Sea and East Sea of Korea.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff introduced that even before Chinese and Russian military aircraft entered KADIZ, Air Force fighter jets were deployed to take tactical measures to prepare for contingencies.
Previously, China and Russia also mobilized several military aircraft to fly over Cadiz in the East Sea in May. Also in August, Russian strategic bombers invaded Cadiz.