TRILATERAL COOPERATION

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Promoting peace and co-prosperity among
China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea
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Trilateral Summit Latest Event : 2019.12.24
8th Trilateral Summit

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  • 2019.12.24
  • Chengdu, China
■ Participants
China: LI Keqiang, Premier of China (Chair)
ROK: MOON Jae-in, President of the ROK
Japan: ABE Shinzo, Prime Minister of Japan 
TCS: Secretary-General, Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat​

■ Agenda
1. Assessment of trilateral cooperation and the future directions
2. Regional and global issues

■ Outcomes
1. Reaffirmed the importance and achievements of trilateral cooperation made over the past 20 years, and agreed to continue working together for the new decade
2.  Shared the views that the three countries would expand and strengthen cooperation, particularly, in the areas that are directly related to the lives of the people such as environment, marine waste, aging population, and prevention of infectious diseases.
3.  Supported dialogue and negotiations for the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the establishment of a permanent peace regime, reaffirming that they are common interests of the three countries.
4. Vowed to continue ​efforts to uphold the free and open multilateral trading system, while actively coping with non-traditional security issues and making contributions to the regional and international community by addressing global agenda such as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Trilateral Cooperation Vision for the Next Decade
7th Trilateral Summit

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  • 2018.05.09
  • Tokyo, Japan
■Participants :
Japan: ABE Shinzo, Prime Minister of Japan (Chair)
China: LI Keqiang, Premier of China
ROK: MOON Jae-in, President of the ROK
TCS: Secretary-General, Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat

■Agenda :
1. Assessment of trilateral cooperation and the future directions
2. Regional and global issues

■Outcome :
1. Shared the view that it is significant to hold the Trilateral Summit on a regular basis to lend political impetus to trilateral cooperation in a wide variety of areas.

2. Appreciated and reaffirmed the TCS’ role in advancing trilateral cooperation, and expressed support for the capacity-building of the TCS as well as its broader participation in all trilateral mechanisms

3. Agreed to advance cooperation in a variety of areas, including strengthening people-topeople exchange through the opportunity of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, finance, energy, environment, disaster risk reduction, and ICT.

4. Welcomed the “Panmunjeom Declaration” agreed at the historic 2018 Inter-Korean Summit, the Leaders have also adopted a special document addressing this achievement

■Documents :
1. Joint Declaration of the Seventh Japan-China-ROK Trilateral Summit
2. Annex on the list of Trilateral Meetings since November 2015
3. Joint Statement on the '2018 Inter-Korean Summit’ by the Leaders of Japan, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea.
6th Trilateral Summit

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  • 2015.11.01
  • Seoul, Korea
■Participants :
ROK: PARK Geun-hye, President of the ROK (Chair)
Japan: ABE Shinzo, Prime Minister of Japan
China: LI Keqiang, Premier of China
TCS: Secretary-General, Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat

■Agenda :
1. Assessment of trilateral cooperation and the future directions
2. Regional and international issues: Situation in Northeast Asia;
Regional cooperation in East Asia; International economy;
Other issues (climate change, sustainable development, health security, etc.)

■Outcome :
1. Reaffirmed that the Trilateral Summit is to be held on a regular basis in the three countries

2. Expressed support for the capacity-building of the TCS and its participation in all ministerial level consultative mechanisms within the framework of trilateral cooperation

3. Shared the view that the creation of a Trilateral Cooperation Fund (TCF) would be instrumental for the development of trilateral cooperation projects

4. Agreed that the three countries should address history-related issues properly and work together
to improve bilateral relations and strengthen trilateral cooperation.

5. Agreed to make further efforts toward the acceleration of trilateral FTA negotiations, to realize a comprehensive, high-level and mutually beneficial FTA

6. Decided to continue joint efforts to resume meaningful Six Party Talks at an early date, to make substantial progress in the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in a peaceful manner

■Documents :
1. Joint Declaration for Peace and Cooperation in Northeast Asia
2. Joint Statement on Agricultural Cooperation
3. Joint Statement on Customs Cooperation
4. Joint Statement on Economy and Trade Cooperation
5. Joint Statement on Education Cooperation
6. Joint Statement on Environmental Cooperation
5th Trilateral Summit

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  • 2012.05.13
  • Beijing, China
■Participants :
China: Premier of China, Wen Jiabao (Chair)
ROK: President of the ROK, Lee Myung-Bak
Japan: Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihiko Noda

■Agenda :
1. Current status of trilateral cooperation and future directions for development
2. Regional and international issues

■Outcome :
1. Trilateral Cooperation
- The three leaders adopted the “Summit Declaration” with 2 attachment documents, “Joint Statement on Agricultural Cooperation” and “Joint Statement of Cooperation on Sustainable Forest Management, Combating Desertification and Wildlife Conservation.”
- The three leaders also welcomed the establishment of the TCS in September 2011 in Seoul, the ROK, and expressed support for the TCS to provide high-quality service to trilateral consultative mechanisms and play an active role in promoting trilateral cooperation

2. Economic and Trade Cooperation
Based on the conclusion and recommendations contained in the Report of the Joint Study for an FTA among the three countries, the leaders decided to launch the trilateral FTA negotiation within this year. The leaders witnessed the signing of the Trilateral Agreement for the Promotion, Facilitation and Protection of Investment

3. Sustainable Development
Stressing the significance of promoting sustainable development, the leaders agreed to push forward greater cooperation efforts in the areas of environmental protection, renewable energy technology, agriculture and forestry. The leaders called for greater efforts to be made with regards to the building of the China-Japan-Korea Circular Economy Model base

4. Social, People to people, and Cultural Exchanges
The leaders welcomed the on-going friendly exchange activities and encouraged to further expand cooperation in cultural heritage protection, cultural industry development, CAMPUS Asia, and personnel administration

5. Other Regional and International Issues
The leaders reiterated their support for strengthening communication and coordination with regard to regional and international issues. They agreed that the three countries would make a positive contribution to the success of the G20 Summit, the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting, the ASEM Summit, the ASEAN Plus Three Summit and the East Asia Summit to be held later this year.

■Documents :
1. Joint Declaration on the Enhancement of Trilateral Comprehensive Cooperative Partnership
2. Joint Statement on Agricultural Cooperation
3. Joint Statement of Cooperation on Sustainable Forest Management, Combating Desertification and Wildlife Conservation
4th Trilateral Summit

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  • 2011.05.29
  • Tokyo, Japan
■Participants :
Japan: Prime Minister of Japan, KAN Naoto (Chair)
China: Premier of China, WEN Jiabao
ROK: President of the ROK, LEE Myung-Bak

■Agenda :
1. Current status of trilateral cooperation and future directions for development
2. Regional and international issues

■Outcome :
1. Trilateral cooperation:
The three leaders adopted the “Summit Declaration” with 3 attachment documents, “Cooperation on Disaster Management”, “Cooperation on Nuclear Safety” and “Cooperation toward Sustainable Growth through Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency” (See the attachment). They agreed to hold the Trilateral Policy Dialogue on Asian Affairs and launch the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat by the end of 2011.

2. Disaster Management and Nuclear Safety:
The three leaders confirmed to conduct exercise and enhance capacity;
ensure quick and smooth communication in case of occurrence of a disaster;
enhance coordination in providing and receiving assistance; promote technology and enhance information-sharing on disaster management. They also reaffirmed the utmost importance of strengthening nuclear safety and continuing to safely operate nuclear facilities with the maximum level of transparency.

3. Economic Growth:
The three leaders shared the view to an early realization of substantial agreement on Investment Agreement, and finalization of the joint study on FTA by the end of 2011. They also welcomed the establishment of the Northeast Asian Logistics Information Service Network (NEAL-NET), and encouraged further progress for the early realization of sea-land combined transportation among the three countries. The three leaders also agreed to further enhance customs cooperation, especially for trade facilitation and the improvement of customs procedures under the framework of Tripartite Customs Heads’ Meeting.

4. Sustainable Development:
The three leaders agreed to strengthen cooperation to tackle such global environmental issues as climate change, biodiversity loss and regional environmental issues including Dust and Sandstorms(DSS), acid deposition and illegal transboundary movement of solid waste in particular e-waste. They also recognized the necessity of useful consultation on the prospective framework of the trilateral circular economy model base.

5. People to people exchanges:
The three leaders agreed on expanding the scale of people-to-people exchange among the three countries to 26 million by 2015, and organizing “Future Forum” in the framework of the Trilateral Youth Friendship Meeting. They also welcomed a steady progress regarding the implementation of Campus Asia.

6. Other regional and international issues:
The three leaders discussed regional and global issues such as Northeast Asia situation, East Asian cooperation, disarmament and non-proliferation, as well as international economic situation.

■Documents :
1. Summit Declaration
2. Cooperation on Disaster Management
3. Cooperation on Nuclear Safety
4. Cooperation toward Sustainable Growth through promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency
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Trilateral Business Summit Latest Event : 2018.05.09
6th Trilateral Business Summit

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  • 2018.05.09
  • Tokyo, Japan
■Participants :
China: China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
Japan: Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)
ROK: Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry

■Agenda :
1. Collaborating to achieve inclusive growth
2. Collaborating to generate innovation

■Outcome :
1. Collaborating to achieve inclusive growth:
1)cooperation for free and open multilateral trading system,
2) cooperation for infrastructure development,
3) cooperation for harmony between economic development and the environment

2. Collaborating to generate innovation:
1) cooperation in a wide range of fields including innovative technologies such as IoT, artificial intelligence, big data and robotics,
2) development of new markets and opening up of new fields for cooperation such as tourism cooperation on the occasion of the Northeast Asian Olympics series,
3) importance of human resources to support innovation, including women, young people, and seniors

■Documents :
Joint Statement of the 6th Business Summit (May 9th, 2018)
5th Trilateral Business Summit
  • 2015.11.01
  • Seoul, Korea
■Participants :
China: China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
Japan: Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)
ROK: Federation of Korean Industries

■Outcome :
1. Discussion on
1) New Challenges and Opportunities in the New Normal Era,
2) Development of Infrastructure in Asia Region

2. Signed two MOUs;
1) MOU among the FKI, Keidanren and CCPIT,
2) the MoU on e-commerce among Korea Online Shopping Association (KOLSA), Japan Direct Marketing Association (JADMA), and China Electronic Chamber of Commerce (CECC), in order to promote trilateral cooperation
4th Trilateral Business Summit
  • 2012.05.13
  • Beijing, China
■Participants :
China: China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
Japan: Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)
ROK: Federation of Korean Industries

■Agenda :
1. Early Conclusion of the Trilateral FTA
2. Promoting cooperation of Industrial circle in the three countries
3. Strengthening cooperation in the financial field of the three countries

■Outcome :
1. Early Conclusion of the Trilateral FTA
The business communities of the three countries recognized that Trilateral FTA will play an important role for economic integration and prosperity in East Asia. It is essential that the three countries conclude the FTA as early as possible. From the broad and long-term viewpoint of the trilateral cooperation, the three governments were suggested to commence negotiations at the earliest opportunity.

2. Trilateral industrial cooperation
1) The three countries have many common interests in production and consumption of energy. Trilateral cooperation in the field of energy has a special significance. There remains a potential for the business communities and governments of the three countries to further promote cooperation in new energy, jointly respond to global energy issues, and enhance technology exchange.
2) The business communities of the three countries should strengthen cooperation in energy conservation and environment preservation. Standardization of energy conservation technologies should be encouraged.
3) It is meaningful for the three countries to deepen logistics cooperation as it will generate business opportunities, scale up the volume of trade and investment, and expand the room for trilateral economic cooperation.
4) The business communities of the three countries will strengthen cooperation in high technology and protect intellectual property rights, which enable enterprises in the region to hold advantages and competitiveness in international markets.

3. Trilateral Financial Cooperation
It is necessary for the three countries to promote the development of foreign currency exchange market among the three countries by ensuring Chiangmai Initiative Multilateralization (CMIM) and strengthening trilateral cooperation in the fields of bond and currency swaps, financing enterprises, etc.
3rd Trilateral Business Summit

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  • 2011.05.22
  • Tokyo, Japan
■Participants :
China: China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
Japan: Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)
ROK: Federation of Korean Industries

■Agenda :
1. Early Conclusion of the Trilateral FTA
2. Addressing Global Issues

■Outcome :
1. Early Conclusion of the Trilateral FTA
1)Since the Trilateral FTA would play a crucial role in achieving ASEAN+3, ASEAN+6 and APEC-level regional economic integration, it is essential that the three countries conclude the FTA as early as possible
2)The Trilateral FTA is expected to reduce tariffs, abolish export controls and stimulate investment and trade in services by eliminating foreign capital ceilings making domestic regulations transparent. It will also encourage cross-border movement of natural persons with specialized knowledge and skills
3)The business communities of the three countries affirm to play an active part in the Joint Study, which provides a platform for the establishment of the Trilateral FTA, and request the three governments to commence negotiations at the earliest possible opportunity

2. Addressing Global Issues
1)Three countries agreed to promote the standardization of sector-specific energy saving technologies as well as to transfer and dissemination of such technologies
2)Learning from the lessons of the earthquake in Japan on March 11th, business communities of the three countries agreed to collaborate with the public sector in creating cooperative systems for human and material support to disaster-stricken areas, reconstruction of basic infrastructure, and sharing of disaster response experience and expertise.
3)The business communities of the three countries agreed to cooperate in promoting industrial recovery in Japan, reaffirmed the importance of Northeast Asian supply chains to the global economy, and agreed to collaborate to restore and maintain their smooth functioning.
2nd Trilateral Business Summit

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  • 2010.05.30
  • Jeju, Korea
■Participants :
China: China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
Japan: Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)
ROK: Federation of Korean Industries

■Agenda :
1. Investment Agreement
2. Cooperation for a comprehensive FTA
3. Cooperation for environment, energy, standardization and tourism

■Outcome :
1. Investment Agreement
The business communities of the three countries strongly recommend their governments to agree on “Trilateral Investment Agreement” as early as possible, and to provide special care and strong support to the improvement of trade and investment by continuously developing nondiscriminatory measures for foreign investments environment, protective measures for intellectual property rights, as well as streamlined customs procedures which can meet the global standard.

2. Cooperation for a comprehensive FTA
The economic sectors of the three countries greatly welcome and appreciate the industrygovernment-academy cooperation for the Trilateral FTA and also expect the three countries to play leading roles in improving the regional financial system of East Asia, such as Chiangmai Initiative Multilateralization (CMIM), to react effectively to the financial crisis.

3. Cooperation for environment, energy, standardization and tourism
The economic sectors of the three countries should contribute to the sustainable development by strengthening green energy and standardization cooperation among the three countries. Furthermore, the three countries should work closely to save energy, boost tourism, and increase the human resource exchange.
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ASEAN+3 Summit Latest Event : 2019.11.04
22nd ASEAN+3 Summit
  • 2019.11.04
  • Bangkok, Thailand
■ Participants
China: LI Keqiang, Premier of China
ROK: MOON Jae-in, President of the ROK
Japan: ABE Shinzo, Prime Minister of Japan

■ Agenda
1. Review and Future Direction of ASEAN Plus Three Cooperation
2. Exchange of Views on Regional and International Issues
3. Other Matters​

■ Outcomes
1. Issued the “ASEAN Plus Three Leaders’ Statement on Connecting the Connectivities Initiativ​e​”
2. Noted the steady progress in the implementation of the APT Cooperation Work Plan (2018-2022)
3. ​Recalled the East Asia Vision Group (EAVG) II report, including its recommendations to realise an East Asia Economic Community (EAEC)​.
4. Acknowledged the importance of the APT in maintaining and enhancing peace, security, stability and development in East Asia​

■ Documents
1. ASEAN Plus Three Leaders’ Statement on Connecting the Connectivities Initiative​
2. Chairman’s Statement of The 22nd ASEAN Plus Three Summit​
21st ASEAN+3 Summit
  • 2018.11.15
  • Singapore, Singapore
■Participants
Japan: ABE Shinzo, Prime Minister of Japan
China: LI Keqiang, Premier of China
ROK: MOON Jae-in, President of the ROK

■Agenda
1. Review and Future Direction of ASEAN Plus Three Cooperation
2. Exchange of Views on Regional and Internatioanl Isssues
3. Other Matters

■Outcome
1. Issued the "APT Leaders' Statement on Cooperation against the Antimicrobial Resistance"
2. Welcomed the new APT Economic Cooperation Work Programme 2019-2020, along with the project proposal for the "Joint Study on Improving SCC in the APT"
3. Noted the ASEAN Secretariat's progress report on the implementation of the APT Cooperation Work Plan and various reports/papers developed by the AMRO, NEAT, and the EAF.

■Documents
1. Chairman's Statement of the 21st ASEAN Plus Three Summit
2. APT Leaders' Statement on Cooperation against the Antimicrobial Resistance
20th ASEAN+3 Summit

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  • 2017.11.14
  • Manila, Philippines
■Participants
Japan: ABE Shinzo, Prime Minister of Japan
China: LI Keqiang, Premier of China
ROK: MOON Jae-in, President of the ROK

■Agenda
1. Review and Future Direction of ASEAN Plus Three Cooperation
2. Exchange of Views on Regional and International Issues
3. Other Matters

■Outcome
1. Issued the “Manila Declaration on the 20th Anniversary of APT Cooperation,” reviewing the
progress in APT cooperation over the past 20 years and reaffirming the commitment to deepen
the APT process to play a key role in regional community building efforts in East Asia
2. Welcomed the adoption of “APT Cooperation Work Plan (2018-2022)”
3. Reaffirmed to continue cooperation on economic issues, social and people-to-people
exchanges and development issues
4. Noted the proposal to study the next phase of East Asia Vision Group III to include a focus on
the 4th Industrial Revolution

■Documents
1. Chairman's Statement of the 20th ASEAN Plus Three Summit
2. Manila Declaration on the 20th Anniversary of ASEAN Plus Three Cooperation
19th ASEAN+3 Summit

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  • 2016.09.07
  • Vientiane, Laos
■Participants
Japan: ABE Shinzo, Prime Minister of Japan
China: LI Keqiang, Premier of China
ROK: PARK Geun-hye, President of the ROK

■Agenda
1. Review and Future Direction of ASEAN Plus Three Cooperation
2. Exchange of Views on Regional and International Issues
3. Other Matters

■Outcome
1. Agreed to continue support the implementation of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025
2. Noted the substantive progress of the implementation of the ASEAN Plus Three Cooperation Work Plan (2013-2017)
3. Underlined the importance of full compliance with all relevant UNSC resolutions concerning the Korean Peninsula to maintain peace, stability and security in the region

■Documents
Chairman's Statement of the 19th ASEAN Plus Three Summit
18th ASEAN+3 Summit

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  • 2015.11.21
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
■Participants
ROK: PARK Geun-hye, President of the ROK
Japan: ABE Shinzo, Prime Minister of Japan
China: LI Keqiang, Premier of China

■Agenda
1. Review and Future Direction of ASEAN Plus Three Cooperation
2. Exchange of Views on Regional and International Issues
3. Other Matters

■Outcome
1. Welcomed the establishment of ASEAN Community (Kuala Lumpur Declaration on ASEAN 2015), and reiterated the commitment to further intensify and expand APT cooperation to include cooperation on cross-cutting issues such as connectivity and narrowing the development divide.
2. Adopted the “Final Report on the Follow-up to the EAVG II Recommendations,” which complements the initiatives of the ASEAN Plus Three Cooperation Work Plan (2013-2017)
3. Underlined the importance of alignment between the ASEAN-led mechanisms and trilateral cooperation in the larger context of regional cooperation in East Asia

■Documents
Chairman's Statement of the 18th ASEAN Plus Three Summit
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Trilateral Summit Meeting on the occasion of ASEAN + 3 Latest Event : 2011.11.19
11th Trilateral Summit Meeting on the occasion of ASEAN+3 Summit
  • 2011.11.19
  • Bali, Indonesia
■Participants
Japan: NODA Yoshihiko, Prime Minister of Japan (Chair)
China: WEN Jiabao, Premier of China
ROK: LEE Myung-bak, President of the ROK
TCS: SHIN Bong-kil, Secretary General of the TCS

■Agenda
1. Current situation and future direction of the trilateral cooperation
2. Regional and international issues

■Outcome
1. Cooperation for Disaster Management
- The three leaders expressed satisfaction with the result of the 4th independent Trilateral Summit on strengthening cooperation in disaster management and the consensus reached during the trilateral ministerial meeting on disaster management in October 2011 with respect to promoting concrete cooperation, such as making joint visits to disaster sites.

2. Trade and Investment
- The three leaders discussed the need for completing the joint study on the trilateral FTA by the end of 2011, and reached an agreement on launching the trilateral FTA.

3. People-to-people Exchange
- The three leaders welcomed steady progress made in the Collective Action for the Mobility Program of University Students (CAMPUS Asia) program, aimed at promoting exchange among universities of the three countries.

4. Regional and International Situations
a) Northeast Asian situation
The three leaders welcomed the recent efforts such as inter-Korean and U.S.-DPRK dialogues, and reaffirmed the importance of concrete actions to create an environment conducive to the resumption of the Six Party talks.
b) International Economy
With respect to the global credit unrest brought on by the European debt crisis, in order to prevent the debt crisis from spilling over to Asia, the three leaders shared the recognition that it was important for countries to steadily implement the Cannes Action Plan for Growth and Jobs (2011.11.04), an Action Plan to address short-term vulnerabilities and strengthen medium-term foundations for growth, and that each of the three countries would appropriately perform their necessary roles.

5. Launching of the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat
- The three leaders welcomed the inauguration of the TCS in September 2011 and expressed their support for the TCS’s role in promoting the trilateral cooperation in a systemic and effective manner.
10th Trilateral Summit Meeting on the occasion of ASEAN+3 Summit
  • 2010.10.29
  • Hanoi, Vietnam
■Participants
ROK: LEE Myung-bak, President of ROK (Chair)
Japan: KAN Naoto, Prime Minister of Japan
China: WEN Jiabao, Premier of China

■Agenda
1. Current situation and future direction of the trilateral cooperation
2. Regional and international issues

■Outcome
1. Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat
- The three leaders welcomed the progress in negotiation of the agreement on establishing the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat.

2. Investment Agreement and FTA
- The three leaders agreed on an early substantial agreement on the trilateral investment agreement and shared the view to finalize the Trilateral FTA Joint Study among Government Officials, business representatives and academia by the end of 2012.

3. Others
- The three leaders exchanged view on regional and international issues such as the Northeast Asian situation, G20 and APEC.
9th Trilateral Summit Meeting on the occasion of ASEAN+3 Summit
  • 2009.04.11
  • Pattaya, Thailand
■Participants
China: WEN Jiabao, Premier of China (Chair)
ROK: LEE Myung-bak, President of ROK
Japan: ASO Taro, Prime Minister of Japan

■Agenda
1. Exchange of views on the trilateral cooperation and the current situation in Northeast Asia
2. Discussion on coordinated response to the situation in Pattaya concerning the ASEAN+3 Summit and other regional and international issues of common concern.

■Outcome
1. Exchange of views on the DPRK long-range missiles
2. Agreement on holding the Second Trilateral Summit Meeting in China
8th Trilateral Summit Meeting on the occasion of ASEAN+3 Summit
  • 2007.11.20
  • Singapore, Singapore
■Participants
ROK: ROH Moo-hyun, President of the ROK (Chair)
China: WEN Jiabao, Premier of China
Japan: FUKUDA Yasuo, Prime Minister of Japan

■Agenda
1. Review of the tripartite cooperation and discussion on the future direction
2. Discuss cooperative projects
3. Seek ways to promote East Asian cooperation
4. Review of the situation surrounding Korean Peninsula

■Outcome
1. Agreement on holding the independent Trilateral Summit
- The three leaders agreed to take turns hosting the Trilateral Summit, independently from other multilateral
occasions such as the ASEAN+3.

2. Approval of the “2007 Progress Report of the Trilateral Cooperation
- The three leaders approved the 2007 Progress Report of the Trilateral Cooperation which covers progress
made after the 7th Tripartite Summit held in January 2007.

3. Adoption of 13 cooperative projects
1) Formulating the Action Plan for Promoting Trilateral Cooperation
2) Establishing a 'Cyber-Secretariat' for trilateral cooperation
3) Holding the Trilateral Foreign Ministers' Meeting and Senior Foreign Officials' Consultation in Japan in 2008
4) Initiating the Trilateral Policy Dialogue on Africa
5) Exploring the possibility of trilateral exchange and cooperation on maritime search and rescue
6) Seeking trilateral cooperation to prepare against possible cyber-attacks during the Beijing Olympics
7) Supporting trilateral exchange among parliamentarians of the three countries in such projects as trilateral parliamentary soccer games
8) Continuing the Trilateral Joint Research on a Possible FTA among the Three Countries
9) Hosting the Trilateral Forum of New and Renewable Energy Cooperation in China in 2008
10) Promoting the conservation and monitoring projects on migratory birds (Avian Influenza)
11) Facilitating the negotiating process for the trilateral investment agreement among the three countries
12) Hosting the Trilateral Youth Exchange Program in Japan In 2008
13) Enhancing trilateral transport and logistics cooperation by continuing publication of joint reports, and
hosting international logistics conference
7th Trilateral Summit Meeting on the occasion of ASEAN+3 Summit

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  • 2007.01.14
  • Cebu, The Philippines
■Participants
China: WEN Jiabao, Premier of China (Chair)
ROK: ROH Moo-hyun, President of the ROK
Japan: ABE Shinzo, Prime Minister of Japan

■Agenda
1. This Summit meeting was held after two-year absence (2005-2006) since the last meeting in 2004 in Vientiane.
2. Joint Press Statement was issued after the meeting for the first time.
3. Review of the progress of the trilateral cooperation and discuss its future direction (joint response against the dust sandstorms, and the energy strategy dialogue)

■Outcome
1. Adoption of the Progress Report and announcement of the Joint Press Statement
- The three leaders announced the results of the meeting through the Joint Press Statement. They adopted and approved the 2005-2006 Progress Report of the Trilateral Cooperation.

2. Agreement on establishing the Senior Foreign Affairs Officials (Deputy Minister) Meeting
- The three leaders agreed to install a senior official level consultation among the foreign ministries of the three countries not only for major political and diplomatic issues, but also for exchange of views and policy consultation on regional and global issues. As a result, the inaugural meeting was held in Beijing in May 2007, and the 2nd meeting was held in Seoul in October of the same year.

3. Discussion on strengthening the basis of mid-long term cooperation
- The three leaders agreed to strengthen the mid-long term cooperation basis through consultation on ways to promote exchange and substantial trilateral cooperation. For this, they began negotiations on the Trilateral Investment Agreement, designated year 2007 as the year of the Trilateral Cultural Exchange, and made a joint effort to tackle the dust and sandstorms issue.

4. Strengthening the tripartite cooperation on regional and global issues
- The Three leaders exchanged views on issues, such as the nuclear issue and building an East Asian community
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