February 13, 2017

Donald Trump in diplomatic blitz, reaffirms Japan alliance

By Dr. Patrick M. Cronin

Source: The Straits Times

Journalist(s) Nirmal Ghosh

US President Donald Trump and visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appear to have got off to a good start at their summit in Washington DC, with Mr Trump saying at a joint press conference “We are committed to the security of Japan.”
 
The President also thanked Mr Abe for hosting US forces in Japan.

“We developed a great friendship” he said. “We have very good chemistry.”

The two leaders' joint statement said: “Amid an increasingly difficult security environment in the Asia-Pacific region, the United States will strengthen its presence in the region, and Japan will assume larger roles and responsibilities in the alliance.”

Read the full article at The Straits Times.

  • Dr. Patrick M. Cronin

    Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Patrick M. Cronin is a Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, he was the Senior ...