The trilateral summit meeting among Korea, the U.S. and Japan has adopted three documents, including the "Commitment to Trilateral Consultations," which elevates security cooperation to a global level, including the Indo-Pacific region.
The agreement was made at a summit held at the U.S. Presidential residence Camp David on Monday (local time).
According to news reports in Seoul on Aug. 20, 2023, the 3-party summit adopted three documents, including "Commitment to Trilateral Consultations," which elevates security cooperation to a global level, including the Indo-Pacific region.
The leaders of the three countries agreed to establish a number of trilateral consultative bodies to jointly respond to security threats in the Indo-Pacific region, as well as North Korea's nuclear and missile threats, and to strengthen cooperation in economic and security areas such as supply chains and emerging technologies.
The three leader made the announcement in three documents released after the summit:
The three leaders elevated military-economic-security cooperation to a global level, such as the Indo-Pacific, and institutionalized it so that it can function stably regardless of political circumstances, such as regime change.
It is the biggest change in the Northeast Asian security system in 70 years since the birth of the ROK-U.S alliance and the U.S.-Japan alliance, creating a powerful economic and security bloc that accounts for 32 percent of the global economy.
The three leaders said that they will hold trilateral summits at least once a year and make meetings between their national security advisers and foreign, defense, and industry ministers annual.
The three leaders also decided to launch the Indo-Pacific Dialogue and the Development Policy Dialogue to coordinate development cooperation and humanitarian assistance policies for ASEAN and the Pacific Islands.
Regarding the North Korean nuclear and missile threat, the three countries will also hold annual defense drills.
The three leaders also agreed on the need to resolve the issue of military prisoners of war held in North Korea and promote the free and peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula.