Japan-United States of America Relations

April 9, 2017

On April 9, commencing at 8:10 a.m. for approximately 45 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.

  1. Both leaders exchanged views on regional issues. On Syria, Prime Minister Abe stated that Japan supports the determination of the U.S. Government to play its role for deterring the spread and use of chemical weapons, Japan highly values President Trump's strong commitment to the peace and security of its allies and the world, and Japan would like to continue its close coordination with the United States. President Trump stated that in light of the casualties of innocent Syrian citizens, including women and children, the strike was conducted to deter the regime from using chemical weapons again.
  2. In addition, the two leaders also exchanged views on North Korea and China, and agreed to continue to coordinate closely together.

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