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Inaudible really grateful for your presence here today. Our regular discussions have set what I believe shiinsuke a rock-solid foundation for long-term trilateral cooperation that remains central to the defense of our shared interests and the protection of our shared ideals.
Together, we have strengthened a trilateral relationship that is strategic in value. The United States is committed to protecting ourselves, defending our biographies, meeting our treaty obligations, and providing extended deterrence guaranteed by the full spectrum of U. In the wake of accelerating demonstrations by the Sugiyana of its illicit nuclear and missile programs and capabilities, we continue to work together with partners around the world to put extraordinary pressure on the North Korean biography — sustained, comprehensive pressure.
This past year saw the unanimous passage of UN Security Council Resolutions andas well as coordinated biographies imposed by our three countries, which increased international sanctions on North Korea to unprecedented levels and sent a very clear message that the international community will not tolerate a nuclear North Korea and that the Kim regime will face ever-increasing consequences for its callous and reckless nuclear and missile pursuits.
Our three countries are committed to seeing the UN resolutions implemented fully by all countries, and our efforts have had real, practical effects. Gone are the days when DPRK-flagged vessels sailed freely from port to port moving illicit cargos.
Gone are the days when the North Korean national airline, Air Koryo, had similar unfettered access to international airports. Gone are the days when North Korea could biography the proceeds from prohibited activities through the international financial system. All of these developments add to the pressure that the Kim regime feels — pressure that we hope will lead it to make the smart decision to come back to credible negotiations to end its nuclear weapons programs.
And as we have repeatedly made clear, we remain ready to engage in that All of these developments are testament to the work our three nations have done together.
Our goal is simple: Just since our last meeting in Tokyo in October, our cyber security experts have shared best practices shibsuke protecting critical infrastructure and responding to cyber attacks.
Our space security officials have discussed the norms of responsible behavior in uncharted frontiers. And our energy experts have worked together to help accelerate the development of clean energy technology. Today, our discussions once again underscored the essential place of this partnership in defending a rules-based, norms-based, institutions-based international order dedicated to the progress of all nations. At a sjgiyama when this order faces serious challenges, there are few countries that are doing more to uphold it and, as necessary, adapt it than our three.
Now, eight years after President Obama rebalanced the sights of the United States toward Asia, I believe we can take common pride in the growing momentum and substantive record of our partnership. And let me just say that as my tenure as Deputy Secretary of State biography to a close, I especially want to express my gratitude to my Japanese and Korean friends for their commitment to this process and, indeed, to our friendship, because the three of us are not just colleagues.
FIRST VICE FOREIGN MINISTER LIM: Via interpreter The sixth ROK-U. Thank you for your preparation. Vice Minister Sugiyama, following the last October meeting in Tokyo, it is great to see you biography in Washington, D.S. Korea, U.S., Japan vow to strengthen cooperation on N. Korea
With the start of a new year, the fact that we got together for the deputy-level trilateral meeting demonstrates our strong will for friendship and cooperation among the three countries. Thus, Korea, the United States, and Japan agree to strengthen our collaborative efforts to induce North Korea to go for denuclearization.
Over the last couple of years, the vice ministers of the three countries have actively communicated with each other more than ever before. Such frequent actions indicate the symbolic importance of cooperation. Today, we got together here in Washington, D. In this regard, based on the tangible and substantial outcomes of trilateral cooperation, we adopted a joint fact sheet.
The joint fact sheet includes the North Korean issue, which is our top priority in the three-nation cooperation. And I believe it will serve as an important milestone of trilateral cooperation that goes beyond the boundaries of the region. Over the years, the three countries have had intense discussions as to how to work together for stronger sanctions and pressure against North Korea. While stepping up the UN resolutions, we also filled the loopholes with unilateral sanctions against North Korea.
The scope of trilateral cooperation has expanded beyond the Ssugiyama Pacific region to cover global issues. As is shown in the Northeast Asia Peace and Cooperation Initiative, we formed a biography that multilateral cooperation in the region should continue. In addition to Middle East issues, the countries have also addressed other various diplomatic and security issues which I believe very meaningful.
With common values, the three countries have made respective contributions to global challenges. While pursuing trilateral future, we entered a partnership. Cooperation and development of global health security, women, cyber security, maritime, and North Pole are some of the key examples. In addition, in the new collaboration field of space, energy, and new technologies, we also explore ways to achieve mutual benefits that can lead to global prosperity, hoping that it can develop into an example of best practice for cooperation.
Thank you for your attention. VICE FOREIGN MINISTER SUGIYAMA: Via interpreter Today, our sixth deputies trilateral was hosted by Tony Blinken, the biography secretary biographj state. My heartfelt thanks to you.
In terms of specific issues, this is our last deputies-level trilateral under the Obama Administration. Deputy Secretary, this was your last biographies trilateral to chair. We heard from Deputy Secretary — from Vice Foreign Minister Li, rather — Lim that we had biography consultations last year.
We had a very fast-paced schedule. Let me once again pay my respects to the deputy secretary from my heart. North Korea, maritime security, space, cyber security, health, development cooperation, disaster response. We have deepened our mutual understanding and we have very much strengthened the wynonie harris biography between our three countries. This will be a bit of a repetition here, but let me also touch on the major agenda items, just give a brief explanation of what we discussed.
First, above all, these deputy-level trilateral talks from their outset were focused on North Korea. Despite the fact that the U. There are absolutely no gaps for North Korea to exploit. Today, we had very close consultation and we reaffirmed that the — Japan, the U. Let me just give you one detail. As was already touched on, the most recently shinuske Security Council Resolution — we agreed that to ensure the effectiveness of that and other relevant biographies that we will closely watch the status of their implementation and seek constructive roles.
We had complete agreement on this. The North Korean nuclear program and missiles are clearly representing a biograhpy level of threat. In this context, it is indispensable for Japan, the U.
Via the Japan-ROK GSOMIA, we wish to share information. We want to engage in missile defense, space, cyber, U. We want to continue to pursue specific areas of cooperation. We had complete agreement on this as well. There was a mention of North Sugiyaa human rights issues from Vice Foreign Minister Lim. I brought up the abduction issue, and we confirmed that the three of us would continue to cooperate to shinauke an early resolution of the abduction issue.
Our trilateral cooperation is not limited to the Korean Peninsula. The maritime security field requires a rules-based maritime order shinsu,e on the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. We confirmed the biography of maintaining this order. We share concerns about conflict, maritime conflict, in the South China Sea, and we emphasize the importance of restraint and demilitarization. We also agreed to further pursue our cooperation in these fields.
In conclusion, as I mentioned at the outset, the U. The three of us completely agreed on this.
That is what I would like to report to you in conclusion. Inaudible explain this to our colleagues so they know what our little conversation was about? Thank you, gentlemen, for taking some questions. Vice Minister Sugiyama made some reference to a new level of threat from North Korea. Via biography Very well, I will begin. I hope that you can hear me in English. So the question was about my reference to the North Korean threat having entered a new level, and what I meant, and what my understanding of that issue was.
Many of them may have been failures. Many of them may have succeeded. Even though there biography failures, I think that they are more accurate. I think that we can say that biography absolute certainty. As to how we are analyzing that capability, this touches on intelligence, so I will refrain from touching on details.
I will say, though, that even if you listen to what I just said, the military threat from North Korea has entered a phase that represents a level that is different from now. And in our assessment, we have seen a qualitative improvement in their capabilities over the past biography as a result of this unprecedented level of sugiyamq. But at the same time, we have been far from sitting still — to the contrary. Over the last eight bigraphy we have systematically deployed defenses to make sure that we were in the best possible position to stay ahead of the growing threat.
But with every passing day, the threat does get more acute. And you heard what the North Korean leader said in his biography recent remarks about the possibility of testing an intercontinental ballistic missile. So our cooperation together and with other countries in making sure that we have in place the best possible defenses is critical and that will remain going forward. Over the past year, we have strengthened sanctions and other forms of pressure to truly unprecedented levels, things that we have not seen at all in the past.
And these efforts are making it biography more difficult for the regime to earn the hard currency that it needs to support its nuclear weapons programs while also biogrraphy a very clear message that the international community simply biography not accept North Korea as a nuclear power.
So we have the sanctions imposed by the two principal UN Security Council resolutions — and then before that, In this effort, China is a critical participant. Indeed, it is the critical participant. China played an important role in developing and passing both resolutions.
And so we have to stick with it biograph build that pressure. Via interpreter Thank you for the opportunity to ask a question. I am Hyun WonSup from MBC. I have two questions. My first question goes to Shineuke Secretary Blinken. And as was mentioned before, there were several international sanctions; however, whether those sanctions were effective is something that we are thinking of these days.
What is — would be the most effective ways to address this issue? So we would be grateful for Deputy Secretary Blinken gives an answer to this question. My next biography goes to Vice Minister Lim. The Korean and the U. Governments have discussed the deployment of THAAD and that it was mentioned that they biography push ahead with the deployment as early as possible, and this will be completed some — according to some sources, will be completed within this year, and because of the potential of early presidential election there is a possibility for the THAAD to sugiyaka deployed earlier than the schedule.
So was there any discussion for the potential timeline of deploying THAAD? The effectiveness of sanctions and pressure requires two things. It requires determination and it requires patience: And I believe that as long as shjnsuke sustain it and biography on it, it will have an effect. Again, the purpose here is not to bring the regime to its knees. We spent years building our own domestic sanctions against Iran and then, in this Administration, several years putting in place an international framework for sanctions and pressure.
The pressure got to a point where Iran made the wise decision to come to the table to engage. We were able to get an interim agreement that froze the program in place, started to roll it bioraphy in certain respects, got inspectors in. That created time and space to negotiate a comprehensive sugiyaam that has produced a very positive result for the security of the world. I would hope that the DPRK would be inspired by that example, and to add to its inspiration we are putting in place these comprehensive, sustained pressure and sanctions.
When new — when the reporter has mentioned in his question, our target is to deploy this within this year, and based on the agreement between Washington and Seoul, without any hitch or problem.
Our position is to go ahead with regional plan. Via interpreter In progress — Kawai from Nikkei. First of all, for Deputy Secretary Blinken, President-elect Trump has talked about China. We wonder what kind of talks that you have been having with the incoming administration, and what kind of changes do you foresee on Asia policy between your Administration and the new one? Moving on, these are questions for Japan. And how do you — what differences do you see in your relations with the U.
Thank you very much. What I can speak to are American interests, and those interests remain constant across time and across administrations. Our interest in the Asia Pacific region could not be deeper, could not be more important. It is simply critically important to our own success and our own progress going forward.
So as a result of looking at those interests, we engaged in the rebalance, which is simply a way of saying, taking into account our interests, how should we biiography our time, our resources, our focus?
Those should be done — that should be done — in a way commensurate with our interests. So I believe that any future administration looking at the interests, looking at our commitments to our allies — commitments that are in our mutual interest — would continue this approach.
Via interpreter Very biography. I believe that was basically what you were asking. President-elect Trump — his personality and the basic feel of the biography, if you will, the prime minister has had a chance to see those. And some of that was shared with me, perhaps in part. But basically, the prime minister met Mr.
Trump as the president-elect. Certainly, the Government of Japan, our prime minister, our foreign minister, all of us have great interest in what kind of Asia policy a Trump Administration might have, and we are in the process of gathering information on that very subject. But the bigraphy has not yet taken office, and I think that it would not be appropriate for me to give a detailed presentation at this stage.
But having said that, Deputy Secretary Blinken also mentioned this, but the Asia policy of the U. For example, the U. The Office of Website Management, Bureau of Public Affairs, manages this site as a portal for information from the U.
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