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US, Japan and South Korea tripartite national security talks will discuss semiconductor supply chain security

According to Juheng.com, senior officials from the three parties of the United States, Japan and South Korea will hold talks on Saturday. White House officials said at the press conference that the three parties will discuss the shortage of semiconductor chips.

U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan will hold a tripartite meeting in Maryland on Saturday with the Secretary-General of the Japan National Security Secretariat Shigeru Kitamura and the head of the South Korean National Security Office Xu Xun. This will be the first high-level national security talks held since US President Biden took office.

The report pointed out that, in addition to related topics, the tripartite talks between the United States, Japan and South Korea are expected to involve global chip shortages. Some officials pointed out that "the United States, Japan and South Korea master the key to semiconductor manufacturing technology, so we will ensure the security of these sensitive supply chains."


On the other hand, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Thursday that Sullivan will hold a meeting with Brain Deese, director of the White House National Economic Council, to convene chip manufacturers and American automakers to discuss supply chain issues. It is scheduled to be held on April 12th.