U.S. President Joe Biden met with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol at Camp David on Friday for a trilateral summit, marking the three countries’ increased security, technology and economic cooperation.
According to the White House, the summit highlighted the leaders’ commitment to promoting security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and the rest of the world.
During the conference, the presidents also pledged to hold regular consultations to respond to regional challenges and threats that affect their collective interests and security. They will meet once a year to assess geostrategic issues and discuss trilateral cooperation opportunities.
The allies also vowed to strengthen their security cooperation in the region, which will be supported by enhanced defense exercises and improved information sharing. The plan includes increased ballistic missile defense collaboration to address the threats posed by North Korea.
Additionally, the allies declared their commitment to defend peace and stability in the region and bolster their capacity-building and humanitarian efforts through greater coordination with other partner nations, particularly in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands.
The trilateral cooperation also included talks on supply chain resilience, export controls of advanced technologies, financial market stability, and international standards for safe and secure artificial intelligence tools.