National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan traveled to Tokyo, Japan, for two landmark trilateral meetings with close Indo-Pacific allies.
On June 15, the United States, Japan, and the ROK held their third national security advisors’ trilateral meeting since 2021. Mr. Sullivan praised Japan and the ROK for their courageous steps to improve their bilateral ties, leaving the trilateral partnership stronger and with more potential than it has ever had. The national security advisors discussed ways to strengthen their cooperation in the face of the DPRK’s illicit nuclear and missile developments, explored coordinated approaches to regional security, and planned for the upcoming trilateral summit in Washington.
On June 16, the United States, Japan, and the Philippines held their inaugural national security advisors trilateral meeting focused on deepening their cooperation to maintain peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific. The national security advisors discussed how to enhance trilateral security capabilities, strengthen investment, infrastructure, and energy security, bolster cooperation on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and maintain a free and open maritime order. They look forward to developing an action plan for their cooperation and to meeting again soon.
National Security Advisor Sullivan met bilaterally with his national security advisor counterparts Akiba Takeo of Japan, Cho Tae-yong of the ROK, and Eduardo Ano of the Philippines, where he discussed efforts to strengthen bilateral cooperation and reaffirmed the United States’ ironclad alliance commitments. Mr. Sullivan also met with Prime Minister Kishida, who he thanked him for his strong and visionary leadership of the G7 Summit in Hiroshima.
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