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9th India-Japan-United StatesTrilateral Meeting Concluded In New Delhi



9th India-Japan-United StatesTrilateral Meeting Concluded In New Delhi- Details, Purpose, Outcomes

The 9th India-Japan-United States trilateral meeting was concluded on 4th April 2018 in New Delhi.

The 9th trilateral meeting between India-Japan-US was represented by senior diplomats from the three counterpart countries.

The 9th trilateral meeting held consultations on regional and global issues of mutual interest and focused on the areas of connectivity and infrastructure development, counter-proliferation, counter-terrorism, maritime security, maritime domain awareness and Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief.

The 9th trilateral meeting stressed on the importance of keeping the sea lanes open, over India’s concern about maintaining freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.

The trilateral countries showed agreement to continue their collaboration to promote increased connectivity in Indo-Pacific.

The trilateral countries also agreed to remain engaged and strengthen cooperation in support for free, open, prosperous, peaceful and inclusive Indo-Pacific region through the partnership with countries in the region.

The India-Japan-US trilateral meeting was first launched in December 2011, when Hillary Clinton was US Secretary of State. The last trilateral ministerial dialogue was also held in New York, the US in September 2017.


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