South Korea's Foreign Minister Park Jin and US counterpart Antony Blinken have held phone talks to discuss preparations for an upcoming trilateral summit among the leaders of Seoul, Washington and Tokyo next week, the South Korean Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
The two sides agreed to closely cooperate for the successful opening of the summit, according to (Yonhap) news agency.
They also agreed the summit will mark a "historic turning point" in the trilateral cooperation among Seoul, Washington and Tokyo, according to the ministry.
Park said he expects the three countries to step up security cooperation against North Korea's evolving nuclear and missile threats, and bolster trilateral cooperation in economic security and technology.
US President Joe Biden is set to host South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida for a trilateral summit at Camp David on Aug. 18.
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