Biden holds telephone talks with leaders of allies in the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan and South Korea

Mr. Biden held a telephone meeting with the leaders of allies in the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan and South Korea, November 12 at 12:29 p.m.

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Former Vice President Biden of the Democratic Party of Japan, who declared victory in the U.S. presidential election, met by telephone with the leaders of allies in the Asia-Pacific region, including Prime Minister Kan and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. In addition, we have announced key personnel for the first time in preparation for the inauguration of the government in January next year, and are preparing for full-scale preparations by appointing Mr. Crane, an aide to the president’s chief of staff, which will be a key part of the new administration.
Mr Biden held a series of telephone talks with the leaders of allies in the Asia-Pacific region of Japan, South Korea and Australia on November 11.

According to Mr. Biden’s transition team, during a telephone meeting with Prime Minister Kan, Mr. Biden emphasized U.S. defense obligations under Article 5 of the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty and expressed a strong desire to expand and strengthen the Japan-U.S. alliance in new areas.

In a telephone meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the two sides confirmed the strengthening of the alliance and close cooperation on issues such as North Korea.

According to the South Korean presidential office, the time of the talks was 14 minutes, and the two sides ad agree to meet as soon as possible after Mr. Biden took office.

According to the transition team, Mr Biden said in a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Morrison that he would work closely together to develop alliances, strengthen democracy and maintain stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.

Mr Biden insists on strengthening relations with Japan, South Korea and other powers, saying President Trump has damaged relations with his allies.

Following a telephone meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau on September 9, Mr Biden met with British Prime Minister Johnson, French President Macron, German Chancellor Merkel and Irish Prime Minister Martin on October 10 to stimulate diplomatic activity.

In addition, Mr. Biden announced for the first time the key personnel for the inauguration of the government in January next year, and is preparing for full-scale preparations by appointing Ron Crane, an aide who was his chief of staff at the time, to serve as vice president as the president’s chief of staff, which is key to the new administration.

Meanwhile, President Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, the capital, on November 11 and made his first public appearance on official business since Mr. Biden’s declaration of victory, but he did not speak.

President Trump is ready to continue his court battle, but the U.S. media has told aides that he can’t win the court battle because of insufficient evidence, and he’s interested in the president’s future response.