Suga, Biden Agree to Strengthen Japan-US Alliance in Phone Talks

By Kyodo News 12 November 2020

TOKYO—Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday agreed to strengthen the Japan-U.S. alliance and work together on battling the coronavirus pandemic and climate change in their first phone talks.

Speaking to reporters after the roughly 10-minute conversation, Suga said he congratulated Biden on winning last week’s election against incumbent President Donald Trump and conveyed his desire to cooperate to realize a “free and open Indo-Pacific” region.

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