Japan-United States of America Relations

Japan-U.S. Summit Telephone Talk

July 3, 2017

On June 3, commencing at around 9 a.m. for approximately 35 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 telephone talk is as follows.

1. In advance of the G20 Hamburg Summit, Prime Minister Abe and President Trump exchanged views and undertook policy coordination regarding the situation in North Korea.

2. The two leaders confirmed that they will promote close Japan-U.S. and Japan-U.S.- Republic of Korea (ROK) cooperation in order to lead the international community to strengthen pressure on North Korea, and that they will continue to urge China to play a greater role.

3. The two leaders confirmed that they will discuss the state of the coordination between Japan, the U.S. and the ROK based on today’s discussions during a Japan-U.S.-ROK Summit Meeting that will be held on the occasion of the G20 Hamburg Summit.