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U.S., Japan, South Korea stress cooperation to strengthen rules-based economic order

U.S., Japan, South Korea stress cooperation to strengthen rules-based economic order
U.S., Japan, South Korea stress cooperation to strengthen rules-based economic order

[Watch China, September 23, 2022]The United States, Japan, and South Korea issued a joint statement after the trilateral foreign ministers’ meeting on Thursday (September 22). The joint statement said U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, Japanese Foreign Minister Fangzheng Lim, and South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin, who met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, reaffirmed their commitment to meeting urgent 21st century challenges. Commitment to close trilateral cooperation. The strong commitment of the United States to the alliance with South Korea and Japan, as well as the close and enduring friendship among the three countries, is critical to the security and prosperity of the citizens of the three countries, the region, and the world.

The three foreign ministers emphasized the importance of working together to address North Korea’s destabilizing behavior and advance the shared goal of complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. The statement condemned North Korea’s repeated ballistic missile launches this year, each of which violated multiple UN Security Council resolutions and posed a serious threat to the region. The three parties reiterated that North Korea’s nuclear test will surely receive a strong and decisive response from the international community.
The three foreign ministers also expressed serious concern over North Korea’s dissemination of information about the use of nuclear weapons, escalating and destabilizing. Secretary Blinken reaffirmed America’s strong commitment to the defense of South Korea and Japan.

“The secretary of state and the two foreign ministers underscored the importance of trilateral cooperation to strengthen the rules-based economic order and promote prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and the world,” the joint statement said. “They highlighted the need for solidarity in the face of economic coercion and Commitment to work together to deter and respond to such actions. More broadly, they commit to work together to preserve the international order so that nations can choose their own paths without undue pressure.”

The joint statement also condemned Russia’s unprovoked aggression against Ukraine and expressed its unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity. They stressed that they would oppose any attempt to change the status quo in territories and regions by force or coercion anywhere in the world. The three foreign ministers reiterated that they must stand with the international community, make a firm response to this apparent violation of international law, and provide assistance to the Ukrainian government and its people.

On the other hand, during the current session of the UN General Assembly, South Korean President Yoon Seok-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held their first one-on-one meeting on Wednesday (September 21). This is also the first bilateral dialogue between the leaders of Japan and South Korea since 2019.

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