U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
Other State Department Archive SitesU.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
Home Issues & Press Travel & Business Countries Youth & Education Careers About State Video
Taken Question
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 14, 2008
Question Taken at the October 14 Daily Press Briefing

Korea/Japan: Trilateral Meeting (Taken Question)

Question: Provide a read-out of the trilateral meeting today between the United States, South Korea, and Japan. What was the purpose of the meeting?  Who represented the U.S.?
 
Answer: The delegations of the United States, the Republic of Korea, and Japan, headed respectively by Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William J. Burns, Deputy Foreign Minister Lee Yong-joon, and Deputy Foreign Minister Kenichiro Sasae, today held a trilateral meeting in Washington, D.C. In the meeting, the three delegations had in-depth discussions on a range of major international issues, including the situation in Northeast Asia and the promotion of regional cooperation. Satisfied with the discussions, the three delegations agreed that it would be useful to hold such meetings on a regular basis and to consult one another about the timing and venue for the next meeting through diplomatic channels.

2008/873

Released on October 14, 2008

  Back to top

U.S. Department of State
USA.govU.S. Department of StateUpdates  |   Frequent Questions  |   Contact Us  |   Email this Page  |   Subject Index  |   Search
The Office of Electronic Information, Bureau of Public Affairs, manages this site as a portal for information from the U.S. State Department. External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.
About state.gov  |   Privacy Notice  |   FOIA  |   Copyright Information  |   Other U.S. Government Information

Published by the U.S. Department of State Website at http://www.state.gov maintained by the Bureau of Public Affairs.