Vice President Kamala Harris met with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. of the Philippines and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan yesterday in Jakarta, Indonesia. They discussed the maritime security environment in the South China Sea and East China Sea and reviewed ways in which their three countries could enhance trilateral maritime cooperation, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts. The Vice President underscored the importance of the adherence to international law, and U.S. opposition to unilateral changes to the status quo in the South China Sea and East China Sea. The Vice President, President Marcos, and Prime Minister Kishida also reaffirmed the strength of trilateral economic cooperation and discussed opportunities to bolster economic resilience, promote broad-based and sustainable economic growth, and invest in strong and diversified supply chains.
Official news published at https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2023/09/07/readout-of-vice-president-harriss-trilateral-meeting-with-president-marcos-of-the-philippines-and-prime-minister-kishida-of-japan/