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Secretary Blinken’s Trilateral Meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi and ROK Foreign Minister Park

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The following is attributable to spokesperson Ned Price:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa and Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Park Jin today in Bali, Indonesia. Building on the President’s June 29 trilateral meeting with President Yoon Suk Yeol of the Republic of Korea and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan, Secretary Blinken and Foreign Ministers discussed efforts to strengthen cooperation in the Indo-Pacific and around the world in support of our common values ​​and our desire for regional peace, stability and prosperity. They shared their views on the challenges posed by the People’s Republic of China. They also discussed Russia’s brutal war of aggression against Ukraine and global efforts to support the Ukrainian people.

The secretary and foreign ministers condemned the illegal ballistic missile launches by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and discussed how to expand trilateral security cooperation. The Secretary reiterated the United States’ commitment to completing the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and immediately resolving the abduction issue.

Secretary and Foreign Minister Park reiterated his condolences to Foreign Minister Hayashi on the passing of former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo.