The chief nuclear envoys of South Korea, the United States and Japan will meet in Tokyo next week to discuss North Korea.
Seoul's Foreign Ministry said Friday the three nations' chief delegates to the six-party nuclear talks will discuss a broad range of issues related to North Korea.
The ministry said the envoys will discuss working together to deter the North's provocations, maximize pressure on the regime, and secure China's continued "constructive" role in ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program.
The ministry expects the Tokyo meeting to further solidify coordination among the three allies regarding North Korea.
The three sides are also expected to discuss a powerful joint message to be presented to Pyongyang during a UN Security Council ministerial meeting. The meeting next Friday is specifically about how to bring about the denuclearization of the North.