Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono

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Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 4, 2018


The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:

On August 4, Secretary Pompeo met with Japanese Foreign Minister Kono in Singapore to discuss next steps on DPRK engagement. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kono reaffirmed our commitment to the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK. The Secretary and Minister agreed that pressure must continue until the DPRK denuclearizes. They also affirmed the strength of the U.S.-Japan Alliance and vowed to continue working together closely to address common challenges, seize shared opportunities, and advance the interests of both the United States and Japan in the Indo Pacific region.