US-ROK-Japan Deputy Assistant Secretary/Director General/Deputy Director General Trilateral Meeting

May 9, 2019

On May 9th, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Marc Knapper met in Seoul with his counterparts, Director General Kim Tae-jin of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, and Deputy Director General Takehiro Funakoshi of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, to discuss trilateral cooperation, including achieving our shared goal of the final, fully verified denuclearization of North Korea.  They confirmed that strong U.S.-ROK-Japan trilateral cooperation bolsters our shared security in the region.  They affirmed that all three countries are stronger together and decided to strengthen further a forward-looking relationship.