Foreign ministers from Seoul, Washington and Tokyo met to discuss regional and global issues, where they underscored the importance of their trilateral partnership.
Kim Hyo-sun has more.
The top diplomats of South Korea, the U.S and Japan sat down for a three-way meeting in New York on Thursday.
Speaking beforehand, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken highlighted the importance of the cooperation that exists between the three countries.
"The United States, Japan, Korea, we have the most vital bilateral relationships, but we also have this trilateral partnership."
He also highlighted how vital the partnership is in order to tackle regional and global issues.
This is the first meeting of its kind in about two months, since the three met in Bali on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in July.
After the meeting, which lasted for about an hour, Seoul's Foreign Minister Park Jin told reporters that the three countries shared the same view with regard to the need to coordinate closely to tackle threats from North Korea.
He then added that the meeting was meaningful, and served as an opportunity to improve bilateral relations between Seoul and Tokyo.
Kim Hyo-sun, Arirang News.