Cyber experts from South Korea, the United States and Japan agreed Friday to continue cooperation on issues affecting cybersecurity, the State Department said.

The trilateral meeting was held in Washington to build on a commitment made by South Korean President Moon Jae-in, U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to boost cyber cooperation, the department said in a press release.

"The three countries reaffirmed their commitment to promoting an open, interoperable, reliable, and secure Internet," it said. "They also committed to advancing trilateral cooperation to enhance international cyber stability, deter malicious activities in cyberspace, and counter cyber threats, including from state actors."

Also discussed were cybersecurity issues related to the 2018 and 2020 Olympics, capacity building efforts, and regional cyber policy coordination.

Participants from the U.S. side included officials from the Departments of State, Homeland Security, Justice, and Commerce.

Source: Yonhap News Agency