Japan-U.S. Summit Teleconference

July 7, 2006

Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi received a telephone call from President George W. Bush of the United States of America for about 10 minutes from 9:25 (Japan time) on July 6.

  1. The two leaders agreed, at the beginning of the conversation, that the official visit of Prime Minister Koizumi to the United States at the end of June was a great success, demonstrating the solid Japan-U.S. alliance both in and out of their countries.
  2. Concerning the launches of missiles by North Korea, the two leaders affirmed the importance of issuing a strong and united message from the international community including major relevant countries. They also concurred that it is important to send a resolute and strong message at the United Nations Security Council as the Council began discussions on this matter. They also agreed that Japan and the United States continue close coordination.
  3. The two leaders concluded the conversation by promising to meet again at the G8 St. Petersburg Summit.
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