Washington DC, 12 May 2022 (TDI): Paloma Adams-Allen, USAID’s Deputy Administrator, met with Gen Nakatani, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan for International Human Rights Issues.

This was confirmed by spokesperson Rebecca Chalif. They got together to talk about human rights and democracy. The meeting’s main topics of discussion were the Indo-Pacific Strategy, the 2nd Summit for Democracy, and Ukraine.

 

In condemning Russia’s attack on Ukraine, Deputy Administrator Adams-Allen expressed the US government’s unity with Japan. She also mentioned that fighting corruption and resolving forced labor in global supply chains are two of USAID’s top goals.

She emphasized the importance of developing global democracy and human rights. USAID appreciates Japan’s involvement in the Summit for Democracy Year of Action Focal Group. The agency’s delight was expressed by the Deputy Administrator.

Finally, Deputy Administrator Adams-Allen provided an update on the 2022 Indo-Pacific Strategy. She stated that the agency is broadening its approach to human rights prevention, protection, and promotion.

The United States is committed to expanding its position in the Indo-Pacific Strategy while also strengthening the region. This strategy’s most important aspect is that it cannot be implemented alone.

It will need unprecedented collaboration with others who share this vision to transform strategic situations and comprehensive issues. The US strategy is informed by and aligned with that of its closest allies, such as Japan.

A successful Indo-Pacific vision, according to the United States, must promote freedom and openness. It must provide “autonomy and choice.” The administration of President Biden is committed to a strong India as a partner in this good regional agenda.

US’s Indo-Pacific objectives

The US is pursuing five objectives in the Indo-Pacific, each in collaboration with its allies and partners as well as regional institutions.

These include advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific; building connections within and beyond the region; driving regional prosperity; bolstering Indo-Pacific security, and building regional resilience to transnational threats.

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