Japan-United States of America Relations
Japan-U.S. Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
June 28, 2019
On June 28, commencing at 11:30 a.m. for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with the Honorable Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State of the United States of America, who is visiting Japan to attend the G20 Osaka Summit. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- Minister Kono welcomed Secretary Pompeo’s participation in the G20 Osaka Summit and the two ministers confirmed their close coordination. Secretary Pompeo expressed his great appreciation for the diplomatic abilities of Japan, which has successfully facilitated two visits by the President of the United States to Japan in a short period of time, and stated that Japan will surely ensure the success of the G20 Osaka Summit as well. The two ministers agreed to continue to work closely to further strengthen Japan-U.S. relations.
- In addition, the two ministers exchanged views on regional affairs, such as the situation in East Asia, including North Korea, and the situation in the Middle East, and confirmed that Japan and theU.S. will continue to coordinate closely.