U.S. President Joe Biden, South Korean President Yoon Seok-yul, and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will hold a summit next month at the U.S. presidential villa Camp David, the White House has officially announced.
In a statement, the White House characterized the summit as a reaffirmation of a steadfast alliance and strong friendship, and said it would “mark the beginning of a new chapter in the relationship between the three countries.
[John Kirby/White House NSC Coordinator for Strategic Communications: “The leaders will celebrate a new chapter in our trilateral relationship while reaffirming our strong friendship and steadfast alliance.”]
Regarding the agenda, the White House explained that the meeting will advance a shared U.S.-Japan vision to address regional and global security challenges, promote a rules-based international order, and strengthen economic prosperity.
This translates to a willingness to cover a wide range of topics, including global security issues such as the Korean Peninsula and the war in Ukraine, as well as economic issues including the semiconductor supply chain, in addition to checks on China.
In particular, he said they will discuss ways to strengthen “security cooperation” in response to the ongoing threat posed by North Korea.
[John Kirby/White House NSC Coordinator for Strategic Communications: “We need to be clear on how we’re going to respond to (North Korea’s) threats because right now there doesn’t appear to be a diplomatic path to denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.”]
The White House added that they will also discuss ways to expand joint cooperation across the Indo-Pacific region, including ASEAN and the Pacific Islands.
This is the first time Biden is holding a summit at Camp David since taking office, 먹튀검증토토사이트 and the first time the three leaders have met since the Hiroshima G7.