South Korea, U.S., and Japan Convene to Enhance Trilateral Economic Security

BUSAN — National security officials from South Korea, the United States, and Japan held discussions on enhancing collaboration in supply chains, emerging technologies, and the digital sector during their latest economic dialogue session.

According to Yonhap News Agency, The third round of the trilateral economic dialogue was hosted in Busan, South Korea's southeastern port city, led by Wang Yun-jong, South Korea's presidential secretary for economic security, alongside his American and Japanese counterparts, Tarun Chhabra and Yasuo Takamura, respectively. The officials emphasized the positive momentum gained from the Camp David summit held in August of the previous year, aiming to solidify and actualize outcomes from the trilateral meeting to advance economic security.

Key topics of discussion included reinforcing supply chain cooperation, particularly in critical minerals, through frameworks such as the Minerals Security Partnership and the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework. The parties also deliberated on promoting joint research between their national research institutes, focusing on crucial and emerging technologies.

Furthermore, the dialogue covered governance issues related to artificial intelligence, with an agreement to collaborate more closely on cybersecurity threats and data security. These discussions underline the commitment of South Korea, the United States, and Japan to strengthen their economic and security ties in the face of evolving global challenges.

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