India, Japan and the United States held the 9t trilateral meeting at Joint Secretary, Director General, Assistant Secretary level in New Delhi today to hold consultations on regional and global issues of mutual interest.
In accordance with the directions received from their Foreign Ministers, who met in New York on 18 September last year on the margins of United Nations General Assembly, the officials explored practical steps to enhance cooperation in different areas.
The areas include connectivity and infrastructure development, counter-proliferation, counter-terrorism, maritime security, maritime domain awareness and Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief.
The officials reviewed the outcomes of the Trilateral Infrastructure Working Group that met in Washington in February and agreed to continue to collaborate to promote increased connectivity in the Indo-Pacific.
All sides agreed to remain engaged and strengthen cooperation in support for a free, open, prosperous, peaceful and inclusive Indo-Pacific region through partnership with countries in the region.