The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea held meetings over the weekend where they committed to restart the cooperation between them economically and politically. This is the first trilateral meeting of their foreign ministers since 2019. The three also agreed to work together to arrange a leaders’ summit between the three countries in the upcoming future.
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi stressed the importance of returning to the consensus reached by the countries’ leaders as this was expressed in their consensus document “Trilateral Cooperation Vision for the Next Decade” which came out of the last summit in 2019. Wang Yi underlined that the relationship should respect each other’s development path and core interests, properly handle sensitive issues and maintain good bilateral relations, laying a solid foundation for the comprehensive restart of trilateral cooperation.