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Japan-U.S.-ROK Foreign Ministers' Meeting
On September 22, commencing at 2:00 p.m. (local time, on September 23, 3:00 a.m. Japan time) for approximately 50 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, visiting the U.S. (New York) for the UN General Assembly, 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.
After the meeting, Joint Statement on the Japan-U.S.-ROK Trilateral Ministers’ Meeting (English (PDF) / Japanese (PDF)) was released.
- Welcoming the recent progress of cooperation among Japan, the U.S. and the ROK, the three Ministers aligned their views on how to respond to further provocations by North Korea including another nuclear test, and on future measures toward the complete denuclearization of North Korea.
- The three Ministers concurred to strengthen the deterrence capabilities of the Japan-U.S. and U.S.-ROK alliances and to promote security cooperation among Japan, the U.S. and the ROK. They also concurred to ensure the full implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions and to continue to work together on responses at the UN. They also shared a recognition that the diplomatic efforts are important, and they affirmed that Japan, the U.S. and the ROK would coordinate even more closely in this regard.
- Foreign Minister Hayashi also asked for continued understanding and cooperation from the two Ministers on the abductions issue, and obtained their support.
- The three Ministers also exchanged views on efforts to realize a Free and Open Indo-Pacific as well as global issues such as economic security, given the strategic importance of cooperation among Japan, the U.S. and the ROK.
- The three Ministers concurred to further enhance the collaboration among Japan, the U.S. and the ROK at multiple levels.