New York

01 November 2015

Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Republic of Korea-Japan-China Trilateral Summit Meeting

The Secretary-General warmly welcomes the trilateral Summit Meeting held among the Republic of Korea, Japan and China on 1 November in Seoul. He lauds the three leaders -- Premier Li Keqiang of the People’s Republic of China, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and particularly President Park Geun-hye of the Republic of Korea, who hosted the meeting – for resuming trilateral meetings in three and half years. He hopes that the resumption of the trilateral meeting format will reinforce the collaboration among the three countries, and foster strengthened cooperation in Northeast Asia.

The United Nations encourages all parties to work closely together to promote mutual trust and cooperation for peace and prosperity in the region.