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Remarks by President Yoon Suk Yeol at the Trilateral Leaders’ Summit at Camp David


[Unofficial Translation]

I would like to extend my gratitude to President Biden for his warm hospitality. Last July, we met in Vilnius for the NATO Summit, and I’m pleased to be reunited in about a month.


At this symbolic venue of Camp David in the history of modern diplomacy, our trilateral partnership is opening a new chapter, which carries great significance, in my view.


President Roosevelt once stated: Freedom cannot be bestowed, it must be achieved. To make sure that each of our freedoms is neither threatened or damaged, our three nations must tighten our solidarity. Such is also our promise and mandate towards our future generations.


The stronger coordination between Korea, the U.S., and Japan requires more robust institutional foundations. Moreover, challenges that threaten regional security must be addressed by us building a stronger commitment to working together.


Today will be remembered as a historic day where we established a firm institutional basis and commitments to the trilateral partnership.


Today, I hope we will explore together ways to elevate cooperation between Korea, the U.S., and Japan to a new plane through in-depth discussions.