Japan-ROK Foreign Ministers’ Telephone Meeting
On October 4, commencing at 1:00 p.m., for approximately 10 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a telephone meeting with H.E. Dr. Park Jin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- The two ministers strongly condemned North Korea's missile launch that flew over Japan for the first time in approximately five years as a serious and imminent threat to the national security of Japan and a clear and serious challenge to the international community. This took place in the wake of an unprecedented frequency of four launches in a week last week.
- The two ministers concurred to continue close coordination between Japan and the ROK as well as among Japan, the ROK, and the U.S. toward the complete denuclearization of North Korea in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.