The Foreign Ministers of the Republic of Korea, the United States and Japan “Worried about the enactment of North Korea’s nuclear policy… A decisive response in case of a nuclear test” (2nd comprehensive report)

Joint statement of the three countries… “Response to economic coercion and resistance to change in the status quo by force” China’s check

Jin Park raises the IRA issue at the meeting… Blincoln: “We are looking for an effective way to resolve concerns about Korea”

South Korea, US and Japanese foreign ministers meet in New York… “A firm response to North Korea’s nuclear test”

(EPA New York = Yonhap News) US Secretary of State Tony Blincoln (center) and Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshihima Hayashi (first from left) attend a foreign ministerial meeting held on the occasion of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters United in New York on the 22nd (local time) He meets with Foreign Minister Park Jin (second from right). In a joint statement, they expressed concern over the enactment of North Korea’s nuclear policy and said they would respond decisively in case of a nuclear test. 2022.09.23 ddy04002@yna.co.kr

(Washington, Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Kang Byung-cheol, Reporter Kim Hyo-jeong = The three foreign ministers of South Korea, the United States and Japan said on the 22nd (local time) about the possibility of North Korea’s 7th nuclear test, ” North Korea’s nuclear test faces a strong and decisive response from the international community. It will do it,” he reiterated.

They also stressed the importance of sincere and ongoing dialogue and encouraged North Korea to return to negotiations.

Foreign Minister Jin Park, US Secretary of State Tony Blincoln, and Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi adopted the following joint statement after their trilateral foreign ministers’ meeting in New York on the same day, the US State Department said States in a press release.

In a joint statement, the three foreign ministers said, “We express serious concerns about North Korea’s escalating tensions and sending unsettling messages regarding the use of nuclear weapons, including the adoption of new laws related to its nuclear policy.”

The importance of responding to North Korea’s destabilizing actions on the Korean Peninsula and working together to achieve the common goal of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula was emphasized.

He also condemned North Korea for launching and threatening ballistic missiles several times in defiance of UN Security Council sanctions resolutions this year.

He also urged North Korea to adhere to its obligations under Security Council resolutions and emphasized the full implementation of Security Council resolutions to the international community.

Secretary Blincoln reaffirmed the United States’ strong defense commitments to South Korea and Japan.

In a joint statement, the US and Japan also reiterated their support for President Yoon Seok-yeol’s proposal for a ‘bold initiative’ for North Korea.

In a joint statement, the three foreign ministers also emphasized the importance of trilateral cooperation to strengthen a rules-based economic order and promote prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and the world.

In a statement, they said, “Recognizing the need to face economic coercion together, we decided to work together to curb and respond to such actions.” “Noting the need to face economic coercion together, we decided to work together to curb and respond to such acts.”

“After condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and expressing support for Ukraine, we reaffirm the need to respond decisively to clear violations of international law and support the government and people of Ukraine,” the three foreign ministers said .

“We will oppose any attempt from anywhere in the world to change the status quo for territories and regions by force or coercion,” he said.

The content of the joint statement is interpreted as an attempt to include China’s efforts to change the status quo by force in the Indo-Pacific region, including China’s recent armed protests against Taiwan.

In addition, in a joint statement, the foreign ministers of the three countries declared their policy of strengthening cooperation with the ASEAN and Pacific island countries.

They said in a statement that they “reaffirm our joint commitment to support the priority needs of our Pacific Island Partners” and “underline the need to strengthen engagement with ASEAN and ASEAN institutions to maintain a peaceful and stable region.”

ASEAN and the Pacific Islands are regions where the United States has been working hard recently to limit the expansion of China’s influence.

Meanwhile, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister Park Jin conveyed the concerns of the Korean industry over the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) at the meeting, and said that discrimination should be resolved in accordance with the spirit of the Korea-U.S. . Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

Minister Park is said to have raised the issue of the IRA when discussing economic and security cooperation.

In response, Secretary Blincoln said he understood South Korea’s concerns and that they should continue to look for effective ways to address them.

The Foreign Ministers of the Republic of Korea, the United States and Japan are holding a meeting in New York
The Foreign Ministers of the Republic of Korea, the United States and Japan are holding a meeting in New York

(New York = Yonhap News) Reporter Kang Geon-taek = The foreign ministers of the Republic of Korea, the United States, and Japan are meeting in New York, the United States on the 22nd (local time) and holding talks. 2022.9.22. [사진 공동취재단 제공]

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