Statement by NSC Spokesperson on the U.S.-Japan-ROK Trilateral National Security Advisors’ Dialogue

STATEMENTS AND RELEASES
MARCH 30, 2021

On Friday, April 2, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan will welcome National Security Secretariat Secretary General Shigeru Kitamura of Japan and National Security Advisor Suh Hoon of the Republic of Korea for a trilateral dialogue at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.

This trilateral meeting, which follows the visits of Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to Japan and the Republic of Korea, provides an opportunity for our nations to consult on a wide range of regional issues and foreign policy priorities, including maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, and combating climate change.

This meeting with Japan and the Republic of Korea is the first National Security Advisor-level multilateral dialogue of the Biden Administration, reflecting the importance we place on broadening and deepening our cooperation on key issues and advancing our shared prosperity across a free and open Indo-Pacific.