President Donald J. Trump hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a summit meeting at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida on April 17-18. The two leaders, joined by Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan and other senior U.S. and Japanese government officials, affirmed their strong determination to strengthen our shared resolve on North Korea, and increase the capability of the U.S.-Japan Alliance to confront all emerging threats to peace, stability, and an international order based on the rule of law. The two leaders also expressed their joint commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific and an enhanced U.S.-Japan economic relationship.
President Trump and Prime Minister Abe are working together to strengthen the U.S.-Japan alliance. pic.twitter.com/BQPscZCjuT— The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 17, 2018
In his remarks on April 17, President Trump emphasized the U.S.-Japan cooperation regarding North Korea. “Japan and ourselves are locked, and we are much unified on the subject of North Korea,” the President said. The President and Prime Minister underscored the importance of our cooperation on these issues as well as a close alliance between our nations before a restricted bilateral meeting.
On April 18, President Trump and Prime Minister Abe participated in a working lunch, and later a press availability. During the press conference, President Trump addressed a range of issues from the maximum pressure campaign against North Korea and U.S.-Japan security cooperation, to the U.S.-Japan trade relationship.
.@POTUS Trump thanks Prime Minister @AbeShinzo for his support, discusses U.S.-Japan cooperation on #NorthKorea, defense, and trade, and affirms close friendship between the United States and #Japan. Watch the full press conference on https://t.co/jP34FEu9Lp pic.twitter.com/thgONHFwKC— Department of State (@StateDept) April 19, 2018
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Read the White House’s Fact Sheet on the U.S.-Japan relationship.
Editor's Note: This entry also appears in the U.S. Department of State's publication on Medium.