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Suga says U.S.-Japan summit “extremely significant”

NHK reported at noon that Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga told reporters this morning that the joint statement issued by President Trump and Prime Minister Abe was the first bilateral document for the new Trump administration, saying that this is a manifestation of the importance Washington attaches to Japan. He was quoted as saying: “This document confirms the strong commitment by the two leaders to further strengthening the alliance and the economic relationship. The summit was extremely significant in further developing the bilateral relationship.” On the two leaders playing golf together, Suga reportedly said: “They were able to deepen their exchange and forge a relationship of trust. It was an extremely significant achievement for Prime Minister Abe to hold a joint press conference with President Trump after North Korea’s missile launch and to demonstrate both at home and abroad the bond between Japan and the U.S. amid a tough security situation.” On the possibility of President Trump visiting Japan, Suga reportedly said nothing has been decided yet but Tokyo will coordinate with the U.S. side to arrange a visit as soon as possible.

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