Office of the Spokesperson
February 22, 2019
Robert Palladino: On February 21, Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Japanese Foreign Minister Kono to discuss next steps on D.P.R.K. engagement. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kono reaffirmed their shared commitment to the final, fully verified denuclearization of the D.P.R.K. and to maintaining our close coordination. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kono affirmed the strength of the U.S.-Japan alliance, and committed to strengthening trilateral cooperation with the Republic of Korea on our unified approach toward the D.P.R.K. and other shared challenges.