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January 16, 2018
Japan-U.S.-ROK Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

On January 16, commencing at 6:30 p.m. (local time) for approximately 25 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, held a Japan-U.S.-Republic of Korea (ROK) Foreign Ministers' Meeting with the Honorable Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State of the United States of America, and H.E. Dr. Kang Kyung-wha, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the ROK, in Vancouver, Canada, on the occasion of the Foreign Ministers' Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula.

  1. The three ministers shared the recognition that it is extremely significant that at the Foreign Ministers' Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula, all participating countries sent a joint message that a nuclear-armed North Korea will never be accepted, and that the international community must work in solidarity to use all available means to maximize pressure on North Korea to make it change its policies.
  2. Furthermore, the three ministers agreed to further strengthen trilateral cooperation towards increasing pressure on North Korea, including in the fields of security and defense.
  3. In addition, the three ministers affirmed that Japan, the United States and the ROK will take the lead on the initiatives of the international community, including calling for the full implementation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions.

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