Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Japan's Kishida will speak with Biden about the economy and North Korea

Biden to host Japan's Kishida for talks on North Korea, economy

 WASHINGTON: The US government announced on Tuesday that President Joe Biden will host Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the White House later this month for economic and security consultations.

In light of concerns regarding the possibility of North Korea carrying out yet another nuclear test, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated that the meeting on January 13 will include discussions regarding the nuclear and ballistic missile programs of the isolated nation.

Additionally on the plan: issues with the economy, climate change, Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and stability in the Taiwan Strait.

Jean-Pierre stated, "President Biden will reiterate his full support for Japan's National Security Strategy, its presidency of the G7, and its term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council."

"The pioneers will praise the uncommon strength of the US-Japan Collusion and will lay out steps to arrive at their association in the year ahead."

The two leaders last met in November at the Group of 20 summit in Bali, Indonesia.

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