Japan-Philippines-U.S. Informal Talks (Summary)

September 6, 2023
[Provisional translation]

On September 6, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, who is visiting Indonesia to attend the ASEAN-related Summit Meetings, held informal talks with H.E. Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., President of the Republic of the Philippines and the Honorable Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States of America, at the gala dinner. Prime Minister Kishida exchanged views with President Marcos and Vice President Harris on the current situation surrounding the South China Sea, and concurred with them to jointly tackle unilateral attempts to change the status quo by force. Prime Minister Kishida, President Marcos and Vice President Harris confirmed that the three countries would continue to promote the further strengthening of coordination among Japan, the U.S., and the Philippines in various ways.

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