Japan, U.S., South Korea agree to consult swiftly in facing “threats”

The leaders of Japan, the United States and South Korea agreed Friday on a commitment to consult with each other swiftly to coordinate their responses to “provocations” and “threats,” amid China’s increasingly aggressive actions and North Korea’s escalating belligerence.

Leveraging the benefits of the recent rapprochement between Japan and South Korea, the leaders declared a “new chapter” in their trilateral relationship at the U.S. presidential retreat of Camp David near Washington.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, U.S. President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol agreed on a number of initiatives to make their framework for cooperation more durable and better able to deal with events affecting their collective interests and security.

By Nadeem Faisal Baiga