Secretary Blinken Spoke with Japanese Foreign Minister

Japan’s Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi (left) and US State Secretary Antony Blinken (right).

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.

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.


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