Joint Statement on the U.S.-India-Japan Trilateral Meeting

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 5, 2018


The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Governments of India and Japan on the occasion of the 9th U.S.-India-Japan Trilateral Meeting.

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The United States, India, and Japan held the 9th Trilateral Meeting at Assistant Secretary/Joint Secretary/Director General-level in New Delhi on April 4, 2018, to hold consultations on regional and global issues of mutual interest.

In accordance with the directions received from the Secretary of State and Foreign Ministers, who met in New York on September 18, 2017, on the margins of the UN General Assembly, the officials explored practical steps to enhance cooperation in the areas of connectivity and infrastructure development; counter-proliferation; counterterrorism; maritime security, maritime domain awareness, and humanitarian assistance/disaster response.

The officials reviewed the outcomes of the Trilateral Infrastructure Working Group that met in Washington in February and agreed to continue to collaborate to promote increased connectivity in the Indo-Pacific.

All sides agreed to remain engaged and strengthen cooperation in support of a free, open, prosperous, peaceful, and inclusive Indo-Pacific region through partnership with countries in the region.