U.S., Japan, and South Korea Strengthen Security Ties Amid Regional Tensions

Secretary Austin meets with defense ministers in Singapore to discuss the threat from North Korea.

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Japan Minister of Defense Kihara Minoru, and Republic of Korea (ROK) Minister of National Defense Shin Won-sik recently met in Singapore to discuss regional security concerns and strengthen trilateral cooperation. They reviewed progress from the Camp David Summit and introduced new initiatives to increase security on the Korean Peninsula and in the Indo-Pacific region.

The Department of Defense stated, “The three leaders urged the international community to advance its stated goal of ensuring the DPRK fully complies with its obligations under relevant UNSCRs [United Nations Security Council resolutions], and affirmed they will redouble their efforts in support of effective UNSCR implementation following Russia’s veto blocking the renewal of the UN Panel of Experts’ mandate to monitor implementation of sanctions on the DPRK.“

“The three sides also expressed concern about the DPRK’s most recent attempt to launch a military satellite and urged the DPRK to cease all further destabilizing activities immediately. “

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for Secretary Austin as he discusses adversarial nations with U.S. allies.
  • For the defense secretary and military advisors to receive God’s leading as they provide recommendations to the president and Congress.

Sources: Department of Defense


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