US, South Korean and Japanese leaders to meet in Hiroshima

According to the news of the Japanese agency Kyodo, citing a senior US official who did not want his name to be disclosed, US President Biden, South Korean President Yoon and Japan He will meet with Prime Minister Kishida at the tripartite summit.

The official did not provide clear information on the date of the summit, which is expected to be held in Hiroshima.

On the other hand, according to information obtained from diplomatic sources, the summit could be held on May 21, the last day of the G7 Leaders’ Summit. Sources stated that Biden will go to Australia after the summit.

Japanese national media announced that Kishida may organize an official visit to South Korea before the G7 Summit, and Yoon may be invited to the G7 Leaders’ Summit as an “observer”.

Kishida and Yoon got together

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol met in Tokyo in March.

At the joint press conference held after the meeting, the leaders announced that they agreed on the resumption of bilateral security negotiations and the establishment of an economic security dialogue.

Reiterating the North’s missile threats, Yoon said, “We have agreed (with Kishida) that (North Korea’s) Nuclear and missile development threatens peace in the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia.” he said.

Regarding the cooperation between South Korea, USA and Japan in response to these threats, Yoon said, “It is extremely important and this (trilateral cooperation) should continue actively.” had used the phrase.

Seoul has no plans to form a tripartite advisory group that includes Japan

In the news that Yonhap cited on a senior official from the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs who did not want his name to be disclosed, it was emphasized that the Seoul administration did not plan to establish a tripartite advisory group, referring to the allegations that “a tripartite nuclear advisory group will be formed between South Korea, Japan and the United States on expanded deterrence”.

The official, who made a statement days after Biden announced that President Yoon would establish a Nuclear Advisory Group (NCG) during President Yoon’s visit to the United States, noted that there were no concrete talks and timetable for establishing a multilateral advisory group that would include countries such as Japan.

“We will primarily focus on establishing a bilateral advisory group and strengthening bilateral consultations between the United States and South Korea,” the official said. said.

The President of the United States said that the Nuclear Advisory Group would be formed.

Biden, at the joint press conference held after his meeting with Yoon at the White House on April 26, stated that it would be “unacceptable” for North Korea to carry out a nuclear attack against the United States or its allies and partners, and said that no matter what regime does such an act, he said ” It will bring its end,” he warned.

Explaining that the bilateral defense agreements are strong, Biden stated that they are committed to “extended nuclear deterrence” on the Korean Peninsula in the face of North Korea’s nuclear activities.

Biden stated that in this context, the “Washington Declaration” was signed between his country and South Korea, and that the Nuclear Advisory Group (NCG) would be established to negotiate between the two countries in the face of nuclear threats.

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