S.Korea, US, Japan vow to bolster cooperation on N.Korea

The chief nuclear envoys of South Korea, the US and Japan reaffirmed their shared commitment to a stronger trilateral cooperation against North Korea’s threat during their meeting in Indonesia last week, according to the US State Department.

Kim Gunn, Seoul’s new special representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs, on Friday met his US counterpart, Sung Kim, and Japan’s Takehiro Funakoshi on the resort island of Bali, where the G-20 foreign ministers’ session was held, Yonhap news agency reported.

“US Special Representative Kim reaffirmed the importance of enhancing trilateral security cooperation in the face of the North Korea’s continued destabilising and unlawful ballistic missile launches and committed to work closely to mitigate the threats posed by North Korea’s malicious cyber activity,” US Department Spokesperson Ned Price said in a press release.

“They reiterated their commitment to a diplomatic path and called upon Pyongyang to return to dialogue,” Ned added.

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