Japanese Prime Minister Kan Yiwei holds telephone talks with US President Biden

Xinhua news agency, Tokyo, January 28 (reporter Jiang qiaomei) – Japanese Prime Minister Kan Yiwei held a telephone conversation with US President Biden in the early morning of the 28th, and the two sides reached a consensus on strengthening cooperation to further strengthen the Japan US alliance.

This is the first telephone conversation between the heads of Japan and the United States since Biden took office. Jian Yiwei told reporters after the talks that he congratulated Biden on assuming office as president of the United States. During the talks, the two sides reached a consensus on strengthening the alliance between Japan and the United States, and confirmed that they should work closely together with COVID-19, climate change and other international social issues.

Kan said the two sides agreed to put their visit to the United States on the agenda as soon as possible according to the epidemic situation, so as to realize face-to-face consultations between the two heads of state. He said that in terms of deepening the personal relationship with Biden, the day’s phone talk was a “very good talk”, but the talks did not involve the Tokyo Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

According to a statement issued by the White House, Biden and Kan discussed the common policy issues and global challenges faced by the two countries. The two sides reiterated the importance of the US Japan alliance to regional peace and prosperity, and Biden reiterated to Kan Yiwei the US commitment to provide “extended deterrence” to Japan. The two sides affirmed the necessity of the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the early settlement of the hostage taking problem. The two sides also promised to cooperate in dealing with issues such as COVID-19 and climate change. (reporter: Liu pinran)

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