President Obama to convene a trilateral meeting with Japan and South Korea

, 2:30 PM IST

Washington : United States President Barack Obama will on Thursday convene a trilateral meeting with President
Park Geun-hye of the Republic of Korea and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, on the margins of the Nuclear Security Summit.

The White House in its statement said that this meeting would be an opportunity for the three leaders to discuss common responses to the threat posed by North Korea and to advance areas of trilateral security cooperation in the region and globally.

Pyongyang in its recent move has aggressively fired ballistic missiles and had warmed both Seoul and United States of nuclear attack.

Despite being warned by United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to refrain from actions which violate the UN resolutions, North Korea gives no ears.

The Security Council had this month imposed strictest sanctions to North Korea after it carried out its fourth nuclear test in January and fired a rocket in February, but Pyongyang seems to remain undeterred.

US President Barack Obama had also signed an order implementing tougher sanctions unilaterally by Washington outlined in the recent UN sanctions, Seoul followed the same suit. (ANI)