Japan-United States of America Relations
Japan-U.S. Summit Telephone Talk
September 3, 2017
On September 3, commencing at around 9 a.m. for approximately 20 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. The two leaders exchanged views on future responses regarding North Korea following the telephone talks on August 29 and 30 in light of developments such as U.S.-Republic of Korea (ROK) Summit Telephone Talk held on September 1.
2. Prime Minister Abe welcomed that a powerful message was sent by the U.S.-ROK Summit Telephone Talk, stating that he hopes Japan and the United States, and Japan, the United States and the ROK will continue to cooperate more closely on the adoption of a stronger United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution. President Trump explained that he confirmed stronger relations between the United States and the ROK in the U.S.-ROK Summit Telephone Talk, stating that the U.S. is with Japan 100% as an ally.
3. The two leaders once again confirmed that stronger pressure must be applied on North Korea in order to make North Korea change its policies. Furthermore, the two leaders shared the view that Japan and the United States and Japan, the United States and the ROK will continue to work closely together, including at the UN. Additionally, the two leaders stated that they are looking forward to meeting again in New York, and concurred that they will continue to deepen dialogue.