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Japan-ROK Foreign Ministers’ Telephone Talks

November 3, 2022

On November 3, commencing at 9:30 a.m. (local time. 5:30 p.m., Japan time.), for approximately 15 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who is visiting Munster, Germany, held telephone talks with H.E. Dr. Park Jin, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. Minister Hayashi conveyed once again his message of condolences regarding the tragic event that occurred in Itaewon, Seoul on October 29. Minister Park expressed his appreciation as well as his condolences about the loss of life of two Japanese nationals.
  2. Following the series of launches of ballistic missiles and others on November 2 and 3, the two ministers strongly condemned North Korea’s provocations with unprecedented frequency and in unprecedented ways as they constitute a grave and imminent threat to the regional security including Japan and the ROK, and also pose a clear and serious challenge to the international community.
  3. Furthermore, the two ministers also reaffirmed that they will continue to work closely together bilaterally and trilaterally among Japan, the ROK and the U.S. toward the complete denuclearization of North Korea in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions, including on enhancement of regional deterrence including security cooperation among Japan, the U.S. and the ROK and further responses at the UN Security Council.

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