Japan-United States of America Relations
Summit-level meeting on the launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF)
On May 23, the United States hosted a summit-level meeting on the launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) in a hybrid format, which Prime Minister Kishida, U.S. President Joseph Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, attended in person, while summit-level and cabinet-level representatives from 10 other countries attended online. The overview of the meeting is as follows. Participating countries also issued a joint statement on the launch.
- President Biden stated that 13 countries launched the IPEF today to work together to achieve sustainable and inclusive economic growth and to address regional challenges.
- Prime Minister Kishida welcomed the launch of the IPEF as a powerful demonstration of the United States' commitment to the Indo-Pacific region, and stated that Japan will participate in the IPEF and work with partner countries, including the United States and ASEAN countries, to achieve sustainable and inclusive economic growth in the region.
- Representatives from each country also welcomed the launch of the IPEF and expressed their expectations for closer collaboration in the future.
- Republic of India: Narendra Modi, Prime Minister
- United States of America: Joseph R. Biden, Jr., President
- Australia: Tim Yeend, Associate Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- Brunei Darussalam: Dato Dr. Amin Liew Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II
- Kingdom of Thailand: General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister
- Malaysia: Mohamed Azmin Ali, Second Minister, Minister of International Trade and Industry
- New Zealand: Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister
- Republic of Indonesia: Muhammad Lutfi, Minister of Trade
- Republic of Korea: Yoon SukYeol, President
- Republic of the Philippines: Ramon M. Lopez, Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry
- Republic of Singapore: Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister
- Socialist Republic of Viet Nam: Pham Minh Chinh, Prime Minister