Japan-United States of America Relations
Japan-U.S. Summit Meeting
On August 25, commencing at around 11:30 a.m. (local time) for approximately 50 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, who was visiting to France to attend the G7 Summit 2019 in Biarritz, held a Japan-U.S. Summit Meeting with the Honorable Donald J. Trump, President of the United States
- The leaders reaffirmed the recognition that the Japan-U.S. Alliance is stronger than ever before as a result of the active mutual visits between the two leaders, as highlighted by the visit to Japan by President Trump and Mrs. Trump as the first State Guests in the era of Reiwa in this May. The leaders shared the view on continuing to further strengthen the unwavering Japan-U.S. Alliance.
- Prime Minister Abe once again expressed appreciation to President Trump for his cooperation for the G20 Osaka Summit. The leaders shared the view that the Japanese and U.S. leaders would cooperate closely in addressing the issues discussed at the G7 Biarritz Summit.
- Furthermore, the two leaders confirmed that both sides reached consensus on the core elements on agricultural and industrial products as a result of negotiations between Mr. Toshimitsu Motegi, Minister in charge of Economic Revitalization, and Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative, conducted in line with the Japan-U.S. Joint Statement on September 26 of last year. The leaders also shared the view that they would further accelerate the remaining work, aiming at realizing the signing of the agreement by the end of September.
- In addition, the leaders confirmed that Japan and the United States will continue to cooperate closely toward the resolution of issues of concern regarding North Korea, including the abductions, nuclear and missile issues.