South Korea and the U.S. have agreed to seek a near-term trilateral defense ministers' meeting with Japan.
Seoul's defense ministry said Friday that trilateral security cooperation was one of the key issues on the agenda at the 19th South Korea-U.S.Integrated Defense Dialogue held in Washington this week.
Many speculate that a trilateral meeting could take place as early as next month on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore set to take place from June 4th through the 5th this year.
The last time the three defense chiefs met was back in 2019.
South Korea and the U.S. also reiterated the importance of maintaining joint readiness against all shared threats through combined training and exercises.