TOKYO (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stressed on Thursday the importance of the United States working with its allies, Japan and South Korea, to counter perceived threats from North Korea.
“Trilateral cooperation is essential to address the North Korean issue,” Tillerson told Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo at the start of his first trip to Asia as President Donald Trump‘s top diplomat. Visit South Korea and China at the end of the week.
In addition to assurances on how to deal with Pyongyang’s repeated nuclear and missile tests, the former oil executive is also expected to pressure China to help restrain North Korea, while US allies will seek to see how the New US administration takes care of Beijing’s growing economy and military. influence.
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