Biden, new Japanese prime minister to meet virtually Friday

President Joe Biden will meet virtually with Prime Minister Kishida Fumio of Japan on Friday

The White House stated Sunday the assembly will happen to spotlight the power of the U.S.-Japan alliance. The two are wanting to deepen ties within the face of China’s rising financial and navy clout within the area.

Kishida was elected in November and the 2 leaders might be assembly for the primary time. In April, Biden met in particular person with then-Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who traveled to Washington for talks.

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki stated in an announcement that Biden was wanting ahead to “working with Prime Minister Kishida to advance our shared imaginative and prescient for a free and open Indo-Pacific, and to broaden our shut cooperation on crucial points like combatting COVID-19, addressing the local weather disaster, and partnering on new and rising applied sciences.”

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