NEW YORK, Nov. 17, Kyodo — The following is the gist of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s remarks following his first face-to-face talks with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump Thursday in New York.
— he is confident he and Trump can build a relationship of trust.
— Japan-U.S. alliance cannot function without mutual trust.
— he conveyed his basic thinking to Trump and discussed a range of matters.
— Trump is a leader in whom he can have great confidence.
— he will not give details of the discussion, which was unofficial.
— he and Trump agreed to meet again at a mutually convenient time for deeper discussion.