Japan-United States of America Relations

May 16, 2017
On May 16, for approximately 20 minutes from 9:35, Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs, held a telephone talk with the Honorable Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State of the United States of America. The overview of the talk is as follows.

1. The two ministers exchanged information on North Korea’s ballistic missile launch and shared the view that the two countries will continue to coordinate closely between Japan-U.S. and among Japan-U.S.-ROK , including at the United Nations.

2. Furthermore, both ministers affirmed that dialogue with North Korea for the sake of dialogue is meaningless, and that it is necessary to put pressure on North Korea at this juncture. The two ministers also shared the view that Japan and the United States will urge China to play a greater role in dealing with the issue of North Korea.

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