Washington, 8 October 2021 (TDI): On Thursday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken congratulated Toshimitsu Motegi on continuing his tenure as Japan’s Foreign Minister. The officials aspired for enhanced bilateral ties between the two states, besides working with the Korean Republic for complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Congratulations to @moteging on his new tenure as Foreign Minister of Japan. We spoke about cooperation to promote global peace, security, and prosperity and trilateral cooperation with the Republic of Korea toward the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) October 7, 2021
During the telephonic conversation, Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Motegi shared a mutual commitment to promote global peace and security. The two leaders also reaffirmed the US-Japanese Alliance in bringing prosperity to the Indo-Pacific region. Speaking of the concerns regarding North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missiles, the officials aspired for trilateral cooperation with the Korean Republic for the ultimate denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Moreover, the US State Secretary and Japan’s Foreign Minister also exchanged views on their persistent commitment to addressing the climate crisis for the upcoming 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November.