Prime Minister Abe makes every effort to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East 8:12 September 26
Prime Minister Abe gave a press conference in New York, where he visited, and expressed his thoughts to make every possible effort to achieve peace and stability in the region in the midst of the tension. He stressed the significance of the new trade agreement between Japan and the United States that will contribute not only to the growth of the Japanese economy but also to the development of the world economy.
Prime Minister Abe had a Japan-US summit meeting with President Trump of the United States in New York where he visited, followed by a local press conference on the morning of 26th Japan time.
In this context, Prime Minister Abe overstressed the situation in the Middle East, “I strongly condemn the recent attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia together with the international community. I am strongly concerned that the situation in the Middle East is becoming more serious. The peace and stability of this region are directly linked to the stability of the world economy as well as Japan. "
Prime Minister Abe reconfirmed his intentions for peace and stability in the Middle East region at the previous meeting with Iranian President Rouhani, and at the meeting with President Trump, he eased the situation in the Middle East. It was revealed that we had a frank discussion about the policy.
On top of that, “Since it is a tough situation, there is a need for a unique Japanese steering system that has alliances with the United States and at the same time has maintained a friendly relationship with Iran. "I will do my best to achieve stability."
In addition, Prime Minister Abe said about the new trade agreement between Japan and the United States, "We were able to reach a win-win conclusion for both the United States and Japan in accordance with the Japan-US joint statement last September."
In addition, he stressed that "Japan-US trade agreements not only contribute to the further growth of the Japanese economy, but also contribute significantly to the development of the world economy based on free and fair rules, and their significance is extremely high." .
And, “This year, the EU = Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union came into effect, last year's TPP = Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, and the Japan-US trade agreement this time made Japan a hub, accounting for 60% of the world economy. A big free economic zone will be born, and Japan is determined to continue to spread the economic zone based on free, open and fair rules to the world. ”
Prime Minister Abe also said at the press conference that the consumption tax rate will be raised next month: “We will take thorough measures such as drastic point reductions and premium gift certificates to firmly support consumption and confirm the recovery trend of the economy. At the same time, pay sufficient attention to future economic trends, including the downside risks of the global economy, and if such risks become apparent, agile and thorough policies without hesitation We will make every effort to manage the economy by taking measures, etc. "
Prime Minister Abe stated that the new Japan-US trade agreement states that “the content of this joint US-Japan statement is that there will be no additional tariffs on Japanese automobiles and auto parts. “We confirmed it clearly and President Trump acknowledged it, and we believe that the two countries will develop further as the agreement goes into effect.”