President Biden to Host Trilateral Camp David Summit 

Secretary of State calls the meeting with South Korean and Japanese leaders a “force multiplier.” 

 President Biden will host a meeting at Camp David on Friday, August 18. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said, “Japan and South Korea are core allies—not just in the region, but around the world. Strengthening our trilateral cooperation is critical to delivering for our people, for the region, and for the world. It’s a force multiplier for good.” 

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol will lead their respective delegations. 

“Notably, the significance of ROK-U.S.-Japan trilateral security cooperation is increasingly growing on the Korean Peninsula and in the region,” South Korean President Yoon said. “The ROK-U.S.-Japan summit to be held at Camp David… will set a new milestone in trilateral cooperation contributing to peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula and in the Indo-Pacific region.” 

He added, “Security of the Korean Peninsula and the Indo-Pacific region is deeply linked to the security in the Atlantic and Europe. Accordingly, strengthening cooperation with NATO is also of great importance. Because the Republic of Korea’s security is very much aligned with security of the Indo-Pacific region, the Atlantic, Europe, and the world.” 

The three leaders are expected to issue a “major trilateral security agreement” at the close of the meeting. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for Presidents Biden and Yoon and Prime Minister Kishida as they meet together.
  • For the three leaders to seek God’s guidance as they discuss common concerns in the Indo-Pacific.
  • For Secretary of State Blinken as he oversees diplomatic efforts with allies in the region.

Sources: Reuters, Washington Examiner


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