OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON
SEPTEMBER 14, 2021
Today in Tokyo, U.S. Special Representative for the DPRK Sung Kim participated in a trilateral meeting with Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General for Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Funakoshi Takehiro and Republic of Korea (ROK) Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Noh Kyu-duk to discuss U.S.-Japan-ROK cooperation on the DPRK. Special Representative Kim, Special Representative Noh, and Director General Funakoshi reaffirmed the importance of a robust trilateral relationship as we work together toward the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Special Representative Kim also emphasized U.S. readiness to engage with the DPRK and affirmed U.S. commitment to the immediate resolution of the abductions issue.