First U.S.-Japan-South Korea Foreign Ministers Meeting Focuses on North Korea-China Challenges

According to Kyodo News on May 29, Japan, the United States and South Korea intend to hold a meeting of the foreign ministers of Japan, the United States and South Korea in conjunction with the G7 foreign ministers’ meeting to be held in London, England from May 3 to 5, which will be the first time since the Biden administration took office, with North Korea policy as the main topic and how to deal with China to be discussed at the meeting.

According to the report, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimichi Mogi departed from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on 29th by chartered plane to visit the UK and three countries in Eastern Europe.

The G7 foreign ministers’ meeting also invited South Korea to participate, the report quoted sources as saying that the United States took the initiative to Japan and South Korea to hold a meeting of the three foreign ministers, U.S. Secretary of State Blinken will discuss with Japanese Foreign Minister Shigeki and South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong, in addition to the North Korean issue, including the Biden administration attaches importance to the challenge of the rise of China.