Japan-United States of America Relations

Japan-U.S. Summit Telephone Talk

April 28, 2018

On April 28, commencing at around 10:30 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. (Before the telephone talk with Prime Minister Abe, President Trump held a telephone talk with President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea (ROK) and received an explanation of the details of the Inter-Korean Summit.)

  1. The two leaders shared the recognition that the Inter-Korean Summit held on April 27 was a positive development for the comprehensive resolution of outstanding issues of concern, such as denuclearization, and that should be welcomed as an historical step toward peace and stability in Northeast Asia.
  2. The two leaders shared the view that it is important for North Korea to take concrete actions towards denuclearization, and that they will closely monitor the moves of North Korea toward the upcoming U.S.-North Korea Summit. 
  3. Furthermore, the two leaders agreed that Japan and the United States will continue to work together to resolve the abductions issue based on the fact that  they agreed to raise the abductions issue at the U.S.-North Korea Summit during Prime Minister Abe's recent visit to the United States..
  4. Moreover, the two leaders confirmed that it is important for Japan, the United States, and the ROK to continue to cooperate closely.