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Japan-U.S.-ROK Foreign Ministers' Meeting
On June 14, commencing at around 10:45 a.m. for approximately 30 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, who was visiting the Republic of Korea (ROK), held a Japan-U.S.-ROK Foreign Ministers' Meeting with the Honorable Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State of the United States, and H.E. Dr. Kang Kyung-wha, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the ROK. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- At the beginning, Secretary Pompeo explained in detail the United States' exchanges with North Korea during the U.S.-North Korea Summit on June 12.
- Minister Kono expressed his sincere respect for the strong leadership and efforts displayed by the Honorable Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, and by Secretary Pompeo leading up to the U.S.-North Korea Summit, and once again expressed his support for the meeting as a step toward the comprehensive resolution of outstanding issues of concern regarding North Korea. In addition, Minister Kono once again expressed his gratitude to President Trump for raising the abductions issue at the U.S.-North Korea Summit.
- The three foreign ministers shared the view that it is important to convert the outcomes of this U.S.-North Korea Summit into concrete actions by North Korea. They confirmed that they will continue to closely align their future policies, and that Japan, the United States and the ROK will seize every opportunity to coordinate closely.