Tri-Nation Defense Pact: US, Japan, South Korea Intensify Cooperation

The United States, Japan, and South Korea have agreed to hold new trilateral joint exercises and establish a Trilateral Security Cooperation Framework this year. The agreement was made by their defense ministers during the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. This move aims to ensure regional peace and stability amid tensions with North Korea.


Reuters | Updated: 02-06-2024 17:45 IST | Created: 02-06-2024 17:45 IST
Tri-Nation Defense Pact: US, Japan, South Korea Intensify Cooperation
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The United States, Japan and South Korea agreed to hold new trilateral joint exercises this summer, a joint statement issued by U.S Department of Defense said on Sunday, after a meeting of the three allies' defense ministers. U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Japan's Defense Minister Minoru Kihara and South Korea's Defense Minister Shin Won-sik met on Sunday in Singapore on the sidelines of the annual Shangri-La Dialogue security summit there.

The three "committed to continue to strengthen trilateral cooperation to ensure peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula, the Indo-Pacific, and beyond," according to the statement. The three also agreed to establish a Trilateral Security Cooperation Framework this year in an effort to institutionalize their three-way defense cooperation.

The top defense officials of the three countries criticized North Korea's recent launches of ballistic missiles and a military spy satellite using ballistic missile technology as a violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions.

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