Vice foreign ministers from South Korea, the U.S. and Japan are meeting in Tokyo this morning for talks on trilateral cooperation.
The agenda includes cooperation on the fight against COVID-19, climate change and North Korea issues.
The high-level talks are first of their kind in four years.
This comes as Seoul-Tokyo relations hit a low point, following recent controversial remarks about President Moon Jae-in by a senior Japanese diplomat.
Following today's three-way meeting, Seoul's Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun will host his U.S. counterpart Wendy Sherman for talks in Seoul on Friday.