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U.S., Japan, and Republic of Korea Launch Cutting-edge Quantum Collaboration
January 18, 2024



We, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor Akiba Takeo, and Director of National Security Hojin Chang, congratulate the University of Tokyo, Seoul National University, and the University of Chicago for signing a new trilateral quantum partnership that will train a quantum workforce and strengthen our collective competitiveness in the new global economy.

At Camp David, the leaders of the United States, Japan, and the Republic of Korea committed to demonstrate to the people of our respective nations the tangible benefits of trilateral cooperation. Today’s signing is one more step towards fulfilling this collective commitment.  It also follows the December signing of a Trilateral Framework encouraging scientific cooperation among our national laboratories.  United by common purpose, we will harness the power of our leading academic institutions to light a new way forward.

The United States, Japan, and the Republic of Korea are global leaders in research and development investment.  Innovative partnerships like this one position our three countries to embrace a transitional moment where cutting-edge scientific research and technology are yielding new industries and modernizing old ones.  We wish these universities great success in this new quantum endeavor.