Cooperation on pressing economic and security issues

US and Japan have agreed to boost cooperation on pressing economic and security issues, including China, North Korea’s missiles, and Russia’s threat to Ukraine.

The decisions were taken in a virtual meeting between President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. 

Both the countries had agreed to cooperate to realize a free and open Indo-Pacific, to work closely on China and the North Korean missile issue, and also to cooperate on Ukraine.

Japan would host a meeting of the Quad grouping of the United States, Japan, Australia, and India in the first half of this year with Biden visiting.

Kishida added that both countries would work closely to prevent a Russian invasion of Ukraine keep close contact with other allies and partners and continue communicating on the point that any attack will be met with strong action.

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