Republic of Korea (ROK) Deputy Foreign Minister Chou Hyundong, US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, and Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Mori Takyu met in Seoul today and discussed how our three countries meet the challenges of the 21st century. How to work together to deal. The benefit of the region and the world.
The Deputy Foreign Minister and the Deputy Secretary strongly condemned the repeated launch of illegal ballistic missiles by the DPRK. He endorsed the outcome of the May 27 Ministerial-level Tripartite Joint Statement and pledged to advance trilateral security cooperation to counter threats from the DPRK. The Deputy Secretary reaffirmed the United States’ steadfast commitment to the defense of the Republic of Korea and Japan, including extended deterrence. The Deputy Ministers and the Deputy Secretary urged the DPRK to abide by its obligations under the relevant UNSC resolutions and to immediately stop any action that violates international law, raising tensions. Destabilize the region, or endanger world peace and security, and engage in full dialogue instead. Demolition of the Korean Peninsula from nuclear weapons. He emphasized that the path to serious and lasting dialogue was open and urged the DPRK to return to dialogue, adding that it was hoped that the DPRK would fight against COVID-19. Will respond positively to offers of international assistance. He reiterated the importance of finding an immediate solution to the kidnapping issue.
The Deputy Foreign Minister and the Deputy Secretary discussed key regional and global issues, including our joint efforts to support Ukraine, restore Myanmar to a democratic path, and strengthen ties with ASEAN and within the ASEAN-led architecture. , Enhancing cooperation with Pacific island countries. Strengthening economic and energy security, prioritizing women’s empowerment and manpower development, upholding international law, and promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific, which is comprehensive.
The ROK-US-Japan trilateral cooperation, based on our shared values, demonstrates that democracies can create a better future for their people, and the Deputy Foreign Minister and Deputy Secretary-General decided to meet in Tokyo. So that we can continue our regular tripartite consultation. Joint efforts.