Japan-Australia Relations

Japan-Australia Summit Telephone Talk

March 6, 2018

 On March 6, commencing at 9:10 a.m. for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, held a telephone talk with the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, MP, Prime Minister of Australia. The overview of the telephone talk is as follows.

  1. At the beginning, Prime Minister Abe made a statement welcoming the fact that momentum toward the realization of a free and open Indo-Pacific has been strengthened through the recent efforts including the visits of Prime Minister Turnbull to Japan and the United States.
  2. The two leaders held an exchange of views on matters related to trade, including the TPP and the investigation on imports of steel and aluminum under Section 232 of the U.S. Trade Expansion Act, and confirmed that they would continue to communicate with each other closely.