The vice foreign ministers of South Korea, the United States and Japan condemned the latest ballistic missile launch by North Korea during a discussion on trilateral cooperation in response to the provocation.
According to Seoul's foreign ministry, first vice foreign minister Cho Hyun-dong spoke with his U.S. and Japanese counterparts, Wendy Sherman and Takeo Mori, on Tuesday evening.
In the call, the three sides strongly condemned the North's repeated missile launches as a clear violation of multiple UN Security Council resolutions and a serious threat to the Korean Peninsula and the international community.
The senior diplomats reportedly agreed to hold a meeting in Tokyo, Japan within weeks to discuss the North Korean issue.
Cho then had a separate phone call with Sherman, with the foreign ministry confirming that the two sides agreed to sternly deal with additional provocations by the North while maintaining a solid combined defense posture and increasing the capabilities of extended deterrence.