Republic of Korea, Japan, and U.S. Release Trilateral Statement

Dec. 7 - Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Seiji Maehara, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea Kim Sung-hwan, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 6 for a ministerial trilateral. Their meeting builds on longstanding efforts to intensify policy coordination and strategic dialogue among the three countries and reflects the need for greater trilateral cooperation in addressing enduring and emerging challenges. The Ministers noted that as three of the world's major economies with shared values, the three nations have a common cause and responsibility to maintain stability and security in the Asia-Pacific region and globally.
  • Trilateral Statement
  • Remarks with Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara before their meeting
  • Remarks with Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara and South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan before the meeting