Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi

Office of the Spokesperson

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:

On November 23, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi on the margins of the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Nagoya, Japan.  Deputy Secretary Sullivan discussed the shared values of the U.S.-Japan alliance and the benefits of our economic partnership, and he reaffirmed the importance of our strong relationship.  The Deputy Secretary and the Foreign Minister pledged to continue to work closely across a broad agenda of regional and global security issues, including U.S.-ROK-Japan trilateral cooperation, and close coordination to ensure the final, fully verified the denuclearization of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.