Prime Minister Kan confirms close cooperation with U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo for the first time in close cooperation October 6 at 3:21 p.m.
Prime Minister Naoto Kan met with U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo for his first face-to-face diplomacy since taking office.
At the meeting, the two leaders confirmed their policy of working closely together to further strengthen the Japan-U.S. alliance and realize a “free and open Indo-Pacific.”
As his first face-to-face diplomacy since taking office, Prime Minister Naoto Kan met with U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo at the Prime Minister’s Office for about 15 minutes after 2 p.m.
Details of the talks have not been disclosed, but the talks are located when they confirmed their policy of working closely together to further strengthen the Japan-U.S. alliance and to realize a “free and open Indo-Pacific” with China strengthening its maritime expansion in mind.
Prime Minister Naoto Kan also seems to have called for the understanding and cooperation of the United States to resolve the abduction and other North Korean issues.
Following this, Prime Minister Naoto Kan met with Secretary of State Pompeo, as well as foreign ministers from three countries: Australia’s Foreign Minister Payne and India’s Foreign Minister Jaishankar.
At the outset, Prime Minister Naoto Kan said, “Since taking office as Prime Minister, we have held telephone talks with the leaders of the three countries and exchanged meaningful opinions. Japan’s powerful “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” has come to be widely used by the international community as a vision for peace and prosperity in the region. I will continue to push forward with this initiative in my administration as well.”
“The international community faces a variety of challenges in the spread of the Corona Virus infection, and that is why it is necessary to further deepen cooperation and build concrete cooperation with the many countries that share this vision. We look forward to free and untidy discussions between the foreign ministers of the four countries.”
At the meeting, opinions were exchanged on the importance of the recovery of the global economy and the formation of an international order based on rules, with a view to the “post-corona.”