Japan-United States of America Relations
Japan-U.S. Summit Telephone Talk
August 31, 2017
On August 30, commencing from just after 11:30 p.m. for approximately 30 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, held a telephone talk with the Honorable Donald Trump, President of the United States of America. The overview is as follows.
- Prime Minister Abe explained that, following the Japan-U.S. summit telephone talk on August 29, he has had telephone talks with H.E. Mr. Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea (ROK), and the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia, as well as an informal meeting with the Rt. Hon Theresa May MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, who is currently visiting Japan. The two leaders also exchanged views on future responses, in light of the adoption of a Security Council Presidential Statement at the United Nations.
- Both leaders shared the view that it is necessary to apply even stronger pressure on North Korea so that it will change its policies. Furthermore, the two leaders agreed to continue to promote close Japan-U.S. and Japan-U.S.-ROK cooperation, including at the United Nations.
- Prime Minister Abe extended his heartfelt condolences over the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and stated that Japan stands ready to provide emergency relief goods. In response, President Trump thanked Prime Minister Abe for his heartwarming offer.