The governments of Japan and the ROK will confirm the resumption of the "Japan-ROK Security Dialogue" by the foreign and defense authorities of the two countries at the Japan-ROK summit meeting between Prime Minister Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Sung-yeol on the 16th. We are making adjustments along the way.
In light of the successive ballistic missile launches by North Korea, it seems that the aim is to promote cooperation in the security field, and if it resumes, it will be the first time in about five years.
South Korean President Yoon Sung-ryul will be the first South Korean president in about four years to visit Japan for two days starting on the 16th and hold a summit meeting with Prime Minister Kishida.
At the summit meeting, the governments of Japan and South Korea are coordinating to confirm the resumption of the "Japan-South Korea Security Dialogue" by the foreign and defense authorities.
The "Japan-South Korea Security Dialogue" has not been held since March 2018 due to the issue of "recruitment" during the Pacific War and the issue of radar irradiation of Self-Defense Force aircraft by the South Korean military. It will be the first time in a year.
The governments of Japan and South Korea are also considering resuming mutual visits by leaders, known as "shuttle diplomacy," which has been suspended for more than 10 years. It seems that there is an aim to proceed.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno "South Korea is an important neighboring country, strengthening strategic cooperation"
At a press conference in the morning, Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno said, "South Korea is an important neighboring country with which we should cooperate in addressing various issues faced by the international community. We intend to strengthen strategic cooperation between South Korea and the United States, and we will work together to realize a free and open Indo-Pacific.”
He added, "I hope that there will be frank exchanges between the leaders, and that Japan-South Korea relations will further develop based on the foundation of friendly and cooperative relations that have existed since the normalization of diplomatic relations."