President Biden to Host the Leaders of Japan and South Korea for an August Summit at Camp David
President Joe Biden will host Prime Minister Kishida Fumio of Japan and President Yoon Suk Yeol of the Republic of Korea for a trilateral leaders summit at Camp David on August 18, 2023. At the summit, the leaders will celebrate a new chapter in their trilateral relationship as they reaffirm their strong bonds of friendship and the ironclad alliances between the United States and Japan, and the United States and the Republic of Korea.
The three leaders will discuss expanding trilateral cooperation across the Indo-Pacific and beyond – including to address the continued threat posed by the DPRK and to strengthen ties with ASEAN and the Pacific Islands. The summit will advance a shared trilateral vision for addressing global and regional security challenges, promoting a rules-based international order, and bolstering economic prosperity.[Read the full text: English]
SPEECHES & REMARKS
Remarks by Secretary of State on the August 18 Trilateral Summit
“This summit comes at a moment when our region and the world are being tested by geopolitical competition, by climate crisis, by Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, by nuclear provocations. Our heightened engagement is part of our broader efforts to revitalize, to strengthen, to knit together our alliances and partnerships – and in this case, to help realize a shared vision of an Indo-Pacific that is free and open, prosperous, secure, resilient, and connected.
“Japan and South Korea are core allies – not just in the region, but around the world. Strengthening our trilateral cooperation is critical to delivering for our people, for the region, and for the world. It’s a force multiplier for good.”[Read the full excerpt: English | Japanese]
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Brookings Institution: The U.S.-Japan-Republic of Korea Trilateral Summit
A Conversation with Ambassador Emanuel, White House Indo-Pacific Coordinator Kurt Campbell, and NSC Senior Director for East Asia and Oceania Mira Rapp-Hooper[Watch the full event: English]
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