Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga emphasized “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” in his congratulatory message to Joe Biden, who was sworn in as the 46th president of the USA.
Prime Minister Suga congratulated Biden and his deputy Kamala Harris in his message published on his social media account Twitter. “Japan and the US are two close allies who are close-knit and share universal values. I look forward to working with you and your team to support our alliance, to implement ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’,” Suga said in his message. said.
Speaking at the press conference later, Suga drew attention to the importance of close cooperation between Japan and the United States on global issues such as new types of coronavirus (Covid-19) and climate change.
Edano Yukio, leader of the main opposition and Chairman of the Constitutional Democratic Party (CDP), said, “Moving further, the multi-layered Japan-US cooperation will help the international community reach its full potential.” used the expressions.
Promise of support
Speaking on the phone on November 12 with Biden, who was elected US president in the 3 November elections last year, Suga had pledged to support the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. “The Japan-US alliance is indispensable and must be strengthened in achieving regional peace and prosperity,” Suga told Biden in a later press release. He said what he said. The archipelago in the East China Sea, which Japan calls “Senkaku” and China calls it “Diaoyu”, consists of 5 islands and 3 cliffs.