Regarding the mention of Taiwan in a joint statement for the first time in about half a century over the previous Japan-US summit meeting, Prime Minister Suga hopes that the dialogue between China and Taiwan will resolve the issue peacefully.

"It is significant for the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait



he said, recognizing that it was a clarification


In the Diet, Prime Minister Suga reported on this visit to the United States, including the Japan-US summit meeting with President Biden of the United States, at the plenary session of the House of Representatives, and questions were asked.

Liberal Democratic Party Makoto Oniki asked, "President Biden considers China to be the'most serious competitor'and has expressed a strict stance. What kind of exchange took place?"

In response, Prime Minister Suga agreed, "We exchanged views on the impact of China and opposed attempts to change the status quo by force in the East China Sea and South China Sea. In addition, the need for frank dialogue with China. We agreed to pursue stability in international relations as well as confirming. "

Takashi Midorikawa of the Constitutional Democratic Party said, "The joint statement mentions Taiwan for the first time in 52 years and even states that it will promote a peaceful solution to the cross-strait issue, but what is the difference?" I did.

In response, Prime Minister Suga said, "Japan's conventional position of expecting that the problems surrounding Taiwan will be peacefully resolved through direct dialogue between the parties will be clarified as a common position between Japan and the United States. It is meaningful for the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait. "