Japan-United States of America Relations
Japan-U.S. Summit Telephone Talk
April 24, 2017
On April 24, commencing at 10:34 a.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 of the talk is as follows.
- Prime Minister Abe stated that he highly valued the stance of President Trump, which is exhibited through his words and actions, that all options are on the table. The two leaders fully agreed to strongly urge North Korea, which is still repeatedly undertaking acts of dangerous provocation, to exercise self-restraint.
- The two leaders, regarding the issue of North Korea, agreed that the two countries will call on China to play a larger role since China's role is important, and continue to coordinate closely together.