( dpa)– Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will hold in person talks with United States President Joe Biden in Washington on April 16, Tokyo stated on Friday.
Suga will end up being the very first foreign leader to satisfy personally with the brand-new United States president, who took workplace in January, at the White House, Japanese federal government spokesperson Katsunobu Kato informed a press conference.
It programs “the strong ties of the Japan-US alliance and America’s commitment to the Indo-Pacific region,” Kato stated.
The 2 leaders are anticipated to go over environment modification, the Covid -19 pandemic, concerns connected to China and North Korea and cooperation towards a complimentary and open Indo-Pacific area, he stated.
The 2 leaders’ top conference will occur in the middle of increased stress as China’s activities in East China and South China seas.
Chinese coastguard vessels regularly approach a group of unoccupied islets in the East China Sea, a source of diplomatic stress in between Beijing and Tokyo.
The Japanese- administered Senkaku Islands are likewise declared by China and Taiwan, where they are called Diaoyu and Tiaoyutai respectively.
The conference was initially prepared in the very first half of April and it has actually been pressed back to April 16, Kato stated.