President Yun Seok-yeol emphasized the need for cooperation between the three countries for resolving the North Korean nuclear issue and for world peace at the Korea-US-Japan summit.

President Yoon also delivered a speech at the NATO Summit on the topic of 'the importance of solidarity in the international community'.

Correspondent Park Won-kyung.


The Korea-U.S.-Japan summit held in the afternoon of the 29th in Spain local time after 4 years and 9 months.

The three leaders emphasized the need for cooperation in response to North Korea's ballistic missile launch and nuclear test.

[Yoon Seok-yeol/President: The importance of cooperation between South Korea, the U.S. and Japan has grown in a situation where North Korea's nuclear and missile threat has advanced and the international situation has grown instability.]

[Biden/President of the United States: As this type of dialogue continues, our triangular cooperation I hope it can be strengthened.]

[Kishida/Prime Minister of Japan: Even in the event of a (North Korea) nuclear test, I would like to respond between South Korea, the United States and Japan, including joint exercises.]

The three leaders held the U.S. pledge of extended deterrence at the summit .

The president's office explained that they agreed to discuss ways to strengthen the security cooperation between the three countries and advance the level of security cooperation.

President Yoon became the first South Korean president to attend a NATO summit, addressing that freedom and peace are only guaranteed by solidarity in the international community.

[Yoon Seok-yeol/President: We, NATO countries and the People's Republic of Korea and Thailand should jointly create cooperation in which order based on norms that value freedom, human rights, and the rule of law is respected.]

Prior to the Korea-US-Japan summit, President Yoon met separately with the heads of countries invited to NATO partner countries such as Japan, Australia, and New Zealand to discuss ways to cooperate between the four countries.

Meanwhile, President Yun's wife, Kim Kun-hee, participated in the Spouse program hosted by the Spanish royal family, including a visit to the Sofia Museum.

After meeting with the Secretary-General of NATO, President Yoon held summit talks with the Czech Republic and Britain today, ending his three-night, five-day tour to Spain.