WASHINGTON — National security advisers from the United States, Japan and the Philippines discussed regional security issues and ways to strengthen the trilateral alliance on Friday, they said in a joint statement.
It was the first meeting between White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan and his counterparts, Akiba Takeo of Japan and Eduardo Ano of the Philippines.
“The three (advisers) discussed a wide range of regional security issues, including in relation to the South China Sea and the East China Sea, as well as North Korea. Furthermore, they reiterated the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait,” the joint statement read.
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