US, South Korean and Japanese security advisers meet to discuss North Korea
The national security advisers of the United States, South Korea and Japan are set to meet in Seoul on Friday and Saturday to discuss North Korea and other global issues as they step up trilateral cooperation, South Korea's presidential office said.
It said, Seoul's national security adviser, Cho Tae-yong, will hold bilateral talks with the White House's Jake Sullivan and Japan's Takeo Akiba on Friday, followed by a trilateral meeting on Saturday.
The meetings come after the three countries condemned North Korea's launch of its first reconnaissance satellite last month for violating multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions.
Pyongyang has dismissed criticism and said the move would enhance its capabilities to monitor the military activities of the United States and its allies.
The row has fractured an inter-Korean military accord designed to curb the risk of inadvertent clashes between the Koreas, which remain technically at war.