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India, US, Japan hold Trilateral Foreign Ministerial Meeting

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono at the India-US-Japan Foreign Ministerial Meeting in New York on September 18, 2017.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono at the India-US-Japan Foreign Ministerial Meeting in New York on September 18, 2017.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held a Ministerial Trilateral with the United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono here today at which they exchanged views on maritime security, connectivity and proliferation issues.
 
Ms. Swaraj is here to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
 
A press release from the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said the three Ministers emphasized the need for ensuring freedom of navigation, respect for international law and peaceful resolution of disputes.
 
On connectivity initiatives, the importance of basing them on universally recognized international norms, prudent financing and respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity was underlined. 
 
On North Korea, Ms. Swaraj deplored its recent actions and stated that its proliferation linkages must be explored and those involved be held accountable. 
 
The three Ministers directed their senior officials to explore practical steps to enhance cooperation, the release added.
 
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