They shared the belief that military security can be enhanced through advanced technologies, so technological partners should have a "100 percent agreement" on each other's military, political systems and ideologies. And the leaders believe that the three countries share such relations, the official said.
"Given the current relations between the three countries, Biden's comment is interpreted as diplomatic rhetoric appreciating the importance of trilateral cooperation in the U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy," said Go Myong-hyun, a research fellow at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies.
"With the U.S. juggling two wars at the same time, it cannot afford a third geopolitical crisis, for example, like, a potential conflict in Taiwan. South Korea and Japan can make limited contributions to the war in Ukraine or the conflict between Israel and Hamas, but their improved bilateral relations are playing a key role in the U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy of containing China's assertion."
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