Prime Minister Kishida met with US President Joe Biden online on the night of the 21st of Japan time, and held a summit meeting of four countries called quads in Japan in the first half of the meeting, which added Australia and India to both Japan and the United States. I confirmed the policy to do.


It was also agreed to establish a new framework for discussions between foreign and economic ministers of both countries in order to promote discussions in the economic field.

Prime Minister Kishida attended an online summit meeting with President Biden of the United States from around 10 pm on the 21st of Japan time, and the meeting took place for about 1 hour and 20 minutes.



At the meeting, the two leaders agreed to strengthen cooperation between the two countries toward the realization of a free and open Indo-Pacific, and to further deepen cooperation with comrades who share values.



After that, we confirmed the policy to hold a summit meeting of four countries called quads, which includes Australia and India in addition to Japan and the United States, in Japan in the first half of the meeting.



By exchanging opinions on the regional situation, we will work closely with Japan and the United States on China's advance into the East China Sea and South China Sea, human rights issues in Hong Kong and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and North Korea's nuclear and missile issues. However, President Biden has expressed strong support for the immediate resolution of the abduction issue.



Regarding security, Prime Minister Kishida expressed his determination to formulate a new national security strategy and drastically strengthen Japan's defense capabilities, while President Byden announced that he would be in the Senkaku Islands of Okinawa Prefecture in Japan and the United States. Clarified that Article 5 of the Security Treaty applies.



In addition, Prime Minister Kishida explained his "new capitalism," while President Biden also explained the idea of ​​US economic policy.



On that basis, the two leaders agreed to deepen discussions on new policy initiatives for the realization of a sustainable and inclusive economic society, and to proceed with discussions in the economic field, discussions by foreign and economic ministers of both countries, the economy. It was agreed to establish a new so-called 2 + 2 framework for the edition.



The two leaders welcomed the announcement of the Japan-US Joint Statement on the NPT = Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty issued on the 21st regarding nuclear disarmament, and confirmed that they would work together toward a world free of nuclear weapons.

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