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Japan-U.S.-ROK Trilateral Indo-Pacific Dialogue

January 9, 2024

On January 5 (local time), Japan-U.S.-ROK Trilateral Indo-Pacific Dialogue was held in Washington, D.C., the United States. Mr. KOBE Yasuhiro, Deputy Minister/Director-General, Foreign Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Mr. Daniel J. Kritenbrink, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and Mr. Chung Byung-won, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Korea (ROK) attended this dialogue. The summary is as follows.

  1. The representatives of the United States, Japan, and the ROK discussed each country’s Indo-Pacific approach and opportunities for cooperation, with an emphasis on partnership with Southeast Asian and Pacific Island countries.
  2. They shared their respective assessments on geopolitical trends shaping the Indo-Pacific, highlighting the need for enhanced trilateral cooperation.
  3. Assistant Secretary Kritenbrink, Deputy Minister/Director-General Kobe, and Deputy Minister Chung reaffirmed their intent to continue to hold the trilateral dialogue annually and coordinate closely on issues of shared concern in the Indo-Pacific. (Reference) Attachment

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