Exchange of Views among Japan-U.S.-ROK Leaders (Summary)

May 21, 2023

[Provisional translation]

In the afternoon of May 21, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, exchanged views for a short time including photo session with the Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr., President of the United States of America and H.E. Mr. YOON Suk Yeol, President of the Republic of Korea (ROK), who were visiting Japan. The overview of the exchange of views is as follows.

  1. Recalling that this is the first engagement among the leaders of Japan, the U.S. and the ROK after Prime Minister Kishida’s visit to the U.S. in January, President Yoon’s visit to Japan in March, which provided the opportunity to open a new chapter of Japan-ROK relations, President Yoon’s visit to the U.S. in April, and Prime Minister Kishida’s visit to the ROK earlier this month, Prime Minister Kishida, President Biden, and President Yoon concurred on bringing Japan-U.S.-ROK coordination to a new height.
  2. The leaders concurred on further enhancing strategic coordination among the three countries not only to respond to North Korea, but also to maintain a free and open international order based on the rule of law. The leaders concurred on advancing concrete cooperation in various areas including trilateral security cooperation such as real-time sharing of warning data of North Korean missiles, strengthening of trilateral dialogue on the Indo-Pacific, economic security, and engagement with Pacific Island countries.

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