Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi

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OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON

MARCH 16, 2021

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:

On March 16, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met in Tokyo with Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Toshimitsu Motegi and reaffirmed the vital importance of the U.S.-Japan Alliance to promoting peace, security, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.  Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Motegi reaffirmed their commitment to denuclearization of the DPRK and committed to expanding opportunities for U.S.-Japan-Republic of Korea trilateral cooperation to address the challenges of today and the future.  The Secretary and the Foreign Minister also highlighted the importance of further strengthening U.S.-Japan cooperation on climate change, clean energy, cybersecurity, supply chains, COVID-19, and the restoration of democracy in Burma. They pledged to further discuss ways to deepen our coordination on these priority issues and our shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific region.