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(PICS) Secretary Mattis Received A Warm Welcome During His Trip To South Korea

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Last week, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis took his first foreign trip as the new SECDEF to Asia, to ensure America’s allies that the U.S. would protect them against any enemy threats. While visiting Seoul, South Korea, Mattis was greeted by South Koreans who were not afraid to show their support for the United States and the leader of the Pentagon.

The U.S. SECDEF signs the guestbook during the wreath laying ceremony with the Republic of Korea's Minister of National Defense, the Honorable Han Min-goo.

The U.S. SECDEF signs the guestbook during the wreath laying ceremony with the Republic of Korea’s Minister of National Defense, the Honorable Han Min-goo.

Mattis participating in the wreath ceremony at Seoul National Cemetery.

Mattis participating in the wreath ceremony at Seoul National Cemetery.

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Mattis participating in the wreath ceremony at Seoul National Cemetery.

Mattis walks towards South Koreans that are eagerly waiting to meet the new U.S. Secretary of Defense.

Mattis walks towards South Koreans that are eagerly waiting to meet the new U.S. Secretary of Defense.

South Koreans happy to meet America's new Defense Secretary who promises to protect them.

South Koreans happy to meet America’s new Defense Secretary who promises to protect them.

South Koreans hold American flags as they line up outside of the Seoul National Cemetery where Mattis is participating in a wreath laying ceremony.

South Koreans hold American flags as they line up outside of the Seoul National Cemetery where Mattis is participating in a wreath laying ceremony.

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South Koreans lined up outside the cemetery to show their support to the U.S. Defense Secretary.

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More Koreans lined up outside.

A South Korean man wearing a Mickey Mouse shirt holds photos of Secretary Mattis along with a pen, hoping to get an autograph following the wreath laying ceremony.

A South Korean man wearing a Mickey Mouse shirt holds photos of Secretary Mattis along with a pen, hoping to get an autograph following the wreath laying ceremony.