Talking in Cambodia after a trilateral assembly with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, Biden referred to as their international locations “essential allies” that share the USA’ issues about North Korea’s missile exams.
South Korea’s Yoon mentioned the North’s current provocations confirmed its regime’s “nature towards humanitarianism”, whereas Japan’s Kishida mentioned its actions had been “unprecedented” and extra provocations may very well be anticipated from Pyongyang.
“This trilateral summit is well timed given we expect additional provocation,” Kishida mentioned in opening remarks on the three-way assembly.
“I look ahead to strengthening the coordination between the U.S., South Korea, and Japan to reply firmly” to North Korea’s actions, he added.
Biden mentioned he additionally mentioned with them increasing coordinated help for Ukraine within the battle with Russia, sustaining peace and stability within the Taiwan Strait, and dealing in direction of “frequent objectives of a free and open Indo-Pacific”.