New York

21 March 2015

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Trilateral Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Republic of Korea, Japan and China

The Secretary General welcomes the 7th Republic of Korea-Japan-China Trilateral Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, hosted by the Republic of Korea in Seoul on 21 March.  The Secretary-General hopes that it will give a momentum to reinforce the trilateral cooperation mechanism.

The Secretary-General also expects that the Trilateral Summit would be held at an early date as agreed by the three ministers. He further encourages the concerned parties to work closely to promote mutual trust and future-oriented cooperation for the peace and prosperity in the region.