Japan-United States of America Relations

November 10, 2016

On November 10, commencing at 7:55 a.m. for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, held a telephone talk with Mr. Donald Trump, President-elect of the United States of America. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

1. At the beginning, Prime Minster Abe congratulated President-elect Trump on his victory in the presidential election and stated his conviction that the United States will become an even greater country under his exceptional leadership. President-elect Trump expressed his gratitude and stated that he has high esteem for the achievements of Prime Minister Abe to date and that he looks forward to working with Prime Minister Abe up over the following years. He also stated the Japan-US relationship is a distinguished partnership and that he wants to further strengthen this special relationship.

2. Prime Minister Abe also stated that peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region, which is the growth center of the global economy, is a source of U.S. power and that a strong Japan-U.S. Alliance is essential in underpinning peace and stability in the region. He stated that he wants to meet Mr. Trump as soon as possible. President-elect Trump stated that it is a wonderful proposal and that he certainly wants to meet Prime Minister Abe and have forward-looking discussion. They will make arrangements to have a meeting in New York before the APEC Summit if possible.

3. The telephone conversation was conducted in a friendly atmosphere, and was highly meaningful in building a personal trust between Prime Minister Abe and President-elect Trump.

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