The main objective of the trilateral meeting, which will take place at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, near Washington, is to discuss the policy the White House will follow in the coming months with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the denuclearization process in the region.
According to State Department Spokesperson Ned Price, the US will explain to the representatives of Seoul and Tokyo how the dismantling of the strategy on the DPRK implemented during the Donald Trump administration (2017-2021) is progressing.
Denuclearization will remain at the center of Washington’s policy toward Pyongyang, and any approach to North Korea to be effective ‘will be done in close collaboration with our close allies, included in this case, Japan and South Korea,’ Price said.
A little less than three months in the White House, Biden has not yet established the guidelines to continue ties with Pyongyang authorities, to advance negotiations on the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and other aspects of the bilateral relations.
Last week, however, Biden warned that the United States will respond in case of an alleged North Korean escalation, after the launch of two ballistic missiles, an action described by Pyongyang as a exclusively defensive measure.
The North Korean Government has repeatedly denounced that the major military exercises carried out by the Pentagon with the military forces in South Korea and other countries in the region are true tests of aggression against the nation.
The meeting in Annapolis follows a recent visit by Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to Tokyo and Seoul.