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Secretary Blinken, FM Motegi reaffirm commitment to further strengthen alliance

NHK reported online on Saturday that Secretary of State Blinken and Foreign Minister Motegi held a teleconference for about 30 minutes on Friday evening on such issues as China’s human rights abuses in Xinjiang. They reportedly reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen the U.S.-Japan alliance and work closely toward realizing a free and open Indo-Pacific.


Noting that Japan expressed concern over China’s human rights violations in Xinjiang and the situation in Hong Kong during the foreign ministers’ meeting of the East Asia Summit on Aug. 4, prompting China to react sharply by calling the remarks foreign interference, the network conjectured that Blinken and Motegi held the teleconference in response to China’s reaction. The network added that according to a press release by the State Department, the Secretary also “thanked Foreign Minister Motegi for Japan’s commitment to hosting safe and secure Olympic and Paralympic games.”

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