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Meeting between Director General Ichikawa and U.S. Assistant Secretary Kritenbrink

July 14, 2022

On July 14, Mr. ICHIKAWA Keiichi, Director-General, North American Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, held a meeting with Mr. Daniel Kritenbrink, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

At the outset, Assistant Secretary Kritenbrink expressed his deepest condolences on the passing of former Prime Minister Abe. The two sides discussed regional issues and concurred to continue working closely together toward further strengthening the Japan-U.S. Alliance and realizing a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific,” carrying on the legacy of former Prime Minister Abe.

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