US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Austin are set to visit Japan in the middle of this month.
It is the first time for Japanese and US ministers to meet and meet in person after the inauguration of the Biden administration, and it is expected to confirm the unity of the two countries toward the realization of a "free and open Indo-Pacific."
The US and Japanese governments have begun coordinating with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Austin visiting Japan around the 15th of this month to meet with Foreign Minister Mogi and Defense Minister Kishi.
This is the first time that US and Japanese ministers have met in person since the Biden administration in the United States was inaugurated in January, and it is also being considered to hold ministerial talks on foreign affairs and defense, so-called "2 plus 2". I will.
At the meeting, the rule of law was shared after sharing awareness of the current situation in which China is strengthening its marine advance in the East China Sea, such as enforcing the "Maritime Police Law" that allows the Maritime Police Law, which is the maritime security action, to use weapons. It is expected to confirm the unity of Japan and the United States toward the realization of a "free and open Indo-Pacific" based on the above.
In addition to measures against the new coronavirus and climate change issues, opinions are expected to be exchanged on the tense situation in Myanmar and the issue of North Korea.