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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
January 2, 2003


Trilateral Coordination and Oversight Group to Meet in Washington, January 6-7, 2003

The Trilateral Coordination and Oversight Group (TCOG) will meet in Washington, D.C., January 6-7. Delegations representing the United States, the Republic of Korea, and Japan -- led respectively by James A. Kelly, Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Lee Tae-shik, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade; and Mitoji Yabunaka, Director-General of the Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs -- will discuss further coordination of our policy on recent North Korean nuclear developments and other issues.

The January 6-7 trilateral meeting is part of a continuing process of close and cooperative consultations among the three countries, formalized in Hawaii in April, 1999, as the Trilateral Coordination and Oversight Group.

Released on January 2, 2003

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