Biden: ‘US and Japan United Over China and North Korea’

 Hulya Karahan: Production Editor

The US and Japan are committed to working together on issues such as China and North Korea and together they will also work on 5G technology: Joe Biden said this in the joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, the first foreign leader to be received in the White House. . The two agreed on the need for frank discussions with Beijing on the two activities in the South China Sea.


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Suga in the press conference said that with Biden he discussed the impact that China has on the Indo-Pacific area and in the world, reiterating the importance of the alliance between Washington and Tokyo in the region.


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Yoshihide Suga: It is extremely significant that through today’s summit meeting, we were able to agree that Japan and the United States would take the lead in embodying the “free and open Indo-Pacific” while deepening personal relationships of trust with President Biden. I

I would like to continue to strengthen the Japan-US alliance with the President.

Stable relations with China are important not only for Japan and China, but also for the peace and prosperity of the region and the international community.

At the meeting with President Biden, he also agreed that a frank dialogue with China was necessary because of various concerns with China.

Among the themes of the collaboration, the two leaders also indicated the pandemic, the fight against climate change, the economy and technology.
On 5G, Tokyo and Washington intend to join forces on semiconductor supply chains, artificial intelligence, genomics and quantum computing.
Japanese Prime Minister Suga said he was determined to organize the Olympics “this summer”, games that will be “safe and protected”.