Washington, D.C. – The Deputy Secretary of the United States, Wendy R. Sherman, is scheduled to meet with Japanese Vice Minister Mori Takeo and Republic of Korea (ROK) First Vice Minister Cho Hyundong on February 13 in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the enhancement of trilateral security cooperation in the region and the world, as well as collaboration on support to Ukraine and other global challenges.
The trilateral meeting, which will be followed by a press availability, is part of a series of meetings aimed at ensuring close coordination between the three nations on a range of issues affecting the Indo-Pacific region. The officials will also discuss concrete ways to expand the trilateral partnership to achieve their shared vision of a free, open, and prosperous Indo-Pacific.
Separate meetings between Deputy Secretary Sherman and the Vice Ministers of Japan and South Korea are also scheduled to take place. These meetings are an important step towards strengthening the bilateral relationships between the United States and its two key allies in the Indo-Pacific region.
Positioned as a major global power, the United States plays a crucial role in shaping international affairs and ensuring global security. The trilateral meeting with Japan and South Korea is a significant opportunity to strengthen the partnerships between these three countries and address pressing security and global issues.