National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan of the United States met with National Security Secretariat Secretary General Akiba Takeo of Japan and National Security Office Director Kim Sung-han of the Republic of Korea (ROK) on September 1, 2022 at the Headquarters of the United States Indo-Pacific Command in Honolulu, Hawaii to address protecting and advancing the rules based international order.  They discussed their joint commitment to peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and condemned the DPRK’s continued development of its ballistic missile and weapons of mass destruction programs, and Russian aggression in Ukraine.  The United States reaffirmed its ironclad alliance commitments to both the ROK and Japan, including our commitment to extended deterrence to both countries and underscored the importance of bilateral ties and trilateral cooperation to the security and prosperity of our citizens, the region, and the world.  The national security advisors discussed ways to strengthen their ties, grounded in our shared vision for the free and open Indo-Pacific.


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