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Senior U.S., Japanese diplomats confirm importance of trilateral cooperation with ROK 

  • November 20, 2021
  • , Yomiuri
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Saturday’s Yomiuri wrote from Washington that Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Vice Foreign Minister Mori Takeo held a bilateral meeting on Thursday. The paper wrote that the two officials reaffirmed the importance of trilateral cooperation with South Korea following the cancellation of a three-way news conference slated for Wednesday. According to the briefings by the U.S. and Japanese governments, the two diplomats agreed that their nations will strengthen the deterrence and response capabilities of the U.S.-Japan alliance and make efforts to realize a free and open Indo-Pacific. They also affirmed the need for close cooperation between Washington and Tokyo in responding to China’s maritime advancement and achieving the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. 

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