Japan, US say 3-way ties with S. Korea are key to safety

TOKYO (AP) — The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Workers, Gen. Mark Milley, has agreed with Japanese officers that three-way cooperation with South Korea is vital to regional safety and that an intelligence pact between Tokyo and Seoul shouldn’t be scrapped.

Japanese International Minister Toshimitsu Motegi mentioned he advised Milley on Tuesday that discord among the many three international locations would destabilize the area and profit North Korea, China and Russia. He and Milley additionally agreed on the significance of the Japan-South Korea intelligence sharing pact.

South Korea has introduced plans to scrap the pact, which expires later this month, amid disputes with Tokyo over commerce and wartime historical past.

Milley additionally met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Protection Minister Taro Kono.

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