Talks between Japanese Prime Minister Kishida and his British counterpart, Rishi SunakThey have started in a Japanese restaurant in Hiroshima.
Biden: US and Japan stand for shared values
During the meeting with Kishida, Biden highlighted the “values” that unite the two nations and mentioned the support that USA and Japan have given to Ukraine so you can defend your “sovereignty”as well as the jointly imposed sanctions against Russia for the “brutal” aggression that began in February 2022.
Without mentioning China, the American leader also alluded to the need to defend a Indo-Pacific “free” and “open”.
Biden also thanked Kishida for the cooperation on emerging technologies with agreements between universities and companies from both countries to advance in the area of quantum computing and semiconductor manufacturing, an area in which China is the world leader.
“When our countries come together we are stronger and I think the whole world is safer when we do that,” he said.
Biden reiterated his commitment to the nuclear non proliferation in Kishida’s presence.
Kishida: the G7 is determined to protect the international order
At the beginning of the meeting with Biden, Kishida stated that the alliance between the two countries is the cornerstone of peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific, which China claims as part of its sphere of influence. He also expressed his great satisfaction with the growing cooperation between the two partners.
Kishida expressed his wish that the G7 summit serve to show a “unbreakable will” in defense of the international liberal order created after the Second World War with the idea that States must follow certain rules to coexist peacefully.
Talks between the Japanese Prime Minister Kishida and the American president Joe Biden have started in a hotel in the city of Hiroshima.
Both leaders are expected to reaffirm the need to strengthen the deterrence and response capabilities of the alliance between their countries in the face of the growing assertiveness of China and the repeated launching of ballistic missiles by North Korea. They are also likely to discuss ways to strengthen supply chains for important minerals and advance negotiations on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.
G7 leaders have been arriving in Japan for the summit that begins on Friday. The German Chancellor, Olaf SchölzCanadian Prime Minister, Justin TrudeauBritish Prime Minister Rishi Sunakare some of those who arrived at the Hiroshima airport on Thursday.
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni arrived in Hiroshima on Wednesday night. Today she met in a hotel in the city with the Japanese Prime Minister, Kishida for bilateral talks.
The Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishidahosts the leaders of six other wealthy democracies in his hometown, synonymous with nuclear destruction and now dotted with monuments to peace.