April 01, 2021

North Korea Tops Agenda for US-Japan-South Korea Meeting

Featuring Duyeon Kim

Source: Voice of America

Journalist Steve Herman

"Every aspect of North Korea policy" will be discussed when national security advisers from the United States, South Korea and Japan meet on Friday, according to a senior administration official in Washington.

It will be the first such three-way meeting of the countries since Joe Biden became U.S. president. The talks come amid important differences in policy toward North Korea among Washington, Seoul and Tokyo, according to analysts.

North Korea's recent missile provocations, the response by Pyongyang to the coronavirus, and recent diplomatic discussions between China and North Korea are on the agenda, according to the U.S. official, who told reporters Thursday that "our intent is to have a deep review that will inform our process forward."

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Authors

  • Duyeon Kim

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Indo-Pacific Security Program

    Duyeon Kim, PhD, is an adjunct senior fellow with the Indo-Pacific Security Program at CNAS. Her expertise includes the two Koreas, nuclear nonproliferation, arms control, Eas...