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U.S.-Japan-Republic of Korea Trilateral

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 12, 2012


On January 17, the United States will host Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) for a day-long trilateral dialogue. These three countries have regular trilateral meetings in order to exchange views on a wide range of regional and global issues of mutual interest, including North Korea.

The meeting will be co-hosted by Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell and Special Representative for North Korea Policy Glyn Davies. The ROK delegation will be headed by ROK Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Issues Lim Sung-nam. The Japanese delegation will be headed by Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General for Asian and Oceanian Affairs Shinsuke Sugiyama.

These discussions reflect the close cooperation between the United States, Japan, and the Republic of Korea, as well as common values and interests across the Asia-Pacific and the globe.

PRN: 2012/039


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