Kyodo News
June 21, 2022

Japan, U.S., South Korea eye summit on NATO fringes

Japan, the United States and South Korea are planning to hold a three-way summit on the fringes of a NATO leaders’ gathering in Spain next week, diplomatic sources close to the matter said Tuesday.


It will be the first top-level meeting between the three countries since September 2017. If realized, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, U.S. President Joe Biden, and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol will hold talks together for the first time.


In addition to the trilateral talks, the Japanese government is also considering a four-way summit with South Korea, Australia and New Zealand on the sidelines of the NATO meeting.