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Japan-U.S.-ROK Foreign Ministers' Meeting
On November 14, commencing at 11:45 a.m. (local time, on November 15, 4:45 a.m. Japan time) for approximately 45 minutes, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, visiting the U.S. (San Francisco) for the APEC Leaders’ Week, held a Japan-U.S.-Republic of Korea (ROK) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with the Honorable Antony Blinken, Secretary of State of the United States of America, and His Excellency Mr. Park Jin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- At the outset, welcoming the recent progress of cooperation among Japan, the U.S. and the ROK, the three Ministers confirmed progress of cooperation projects agreed at the Japan-U.S.-ROK Summit held in Camp David, the U.S., in August and concurred to continue to maintain the momentum of trilateral cooperation.
- The three Ministers reaffirmed that they will continue to work closely together bilaterally and trilaterally among Japan, the U.S. and the ROK as North Korea intensifies nuclear and missile activities, including on enhancement of regional deterrence and response capabilities including trilateral security cooperation, responses at the UN Security Council, and international coordination including cooperation with like-minded countries. Foreign Minister Kamikawa also expressed her appreciation for continued support from the Secretary Blinken and the Minister Park on the abductions issue.
- Furthermore, given the strategic importance of cooperation among Japan, the U.S. and the ROK, the three Ministers exchanged their views on the situation surrounding Israel and Palestine, unilateral attempts to change the status quo by force, regional situations including response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, and cooperation on economic security.
- The three Ministers concurred to further enhance the collaboration among Japan, the U.S. and the ROK in a multi-layered and stable manner.