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Japan, U.S. and South Korea aim to hold trilateral summit next week

Biden, Kishida and Yoon could meet on sidelines of NATO gathering in Spain

From left, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida could meet on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Madrid. (Source photos by Reuters) 

TOKYO -- Japan, the U.S. and South Korea are discussing holding a trilateral summit next week, the first such meeting in nearly five years.

The plan is to hold the meeting on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Spain, which begins on Wednesday and will be attended by U.S. President Joe Biden. Both Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol will participate as partner nations to show support for the military alliance.

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