06/13/16 – Media Note: U.S. Hosts Japan and Republic of Korea for Trilateral Dialogue

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Media Note
June 13, 2016

The United States, Japan, and the Republic of Korea held a trilateral dialogue on the Middle East and North Africa on June 13 in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Anne Patterson hosted her counterparts, Japan’s Director-General for Middle Eastern and African Affairs Tsukasa Uemura and the Republic of Korea’s Director-General for African and Middle Eastern Affairs Kwon Hee-seog.

The dialogue provided an important opportunity for the three governments to exchange views and coordinate policy, as well as to explore opportunities to deepen cooperation in the region.