Secretary Clinton Meets With Japanese Foreign Minister Maehara and South Korean Foreign Minister Kim

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
December 6, 2010

Trilateral Statement Japan, Republic of Korea and the United States

Today, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan, and Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara are holding a Trilateral Ministerial in Washington, D.C. They are discussing the recent developments on the Korean Peninsula and their impact on regional security, as well as other regional and global issues. This meeting demonstrates the extraordinarily close coordination between the United States, the Republic of Korea, and Japan and our commitment to security on the Korean Peninsula and stability in the region.

Secretary Clinton said, "This meeting takes place at a time of grave concern in Northeast Asia amid the provocative attacks from North Korea. We are committed to our partners and we are committed to the preservation of peace and stability in Northeast Asia and on the Korean Peninsula."

You can read the Secretary's remarks with Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara and South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan here.



Herman L.
Kansas, USA
December 6, 2010

Herman L. in Kansas writes:

The loss of military and civilian lives in the recent attack by the North Koreans is regrettable. Now more than ever, the US must stand with its regional allies to demonstrate our commitment to regional security in Northeast Asia. This meeting between Japan, South Korea, and the US is a good start. However, it might have been better to involve the Chinese and the Russian governments in the recent meeting. Undoubtedly, the Chinese and Russian governments have much more influence or leverage on the North Koreans.

December 9, 2010

H.W. writes:

Well surely there will be Russian unconditional support through Berlusconi.

why not Engage Iran and Islam as well on N.Korean Irresponsible attack?

South Korea
December 7, 2010

Palgye in South Korea writes:

For victims of yeonpyeong island, a silent tribute for fitting to, I will cry. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. Moment of silence when I just seulpeotneunde, Sec Hillary Clinton gets wet with tears of mourning in me to create. Forever, will never forget.

Julian A.
New Jersey, USA
December 8, 2010

Julian in New Jersey writes:

Did you take DNA samples and credit cards from the fellows in that picture?


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