The United States and Japan face a “challenge from China.”
US President Joe Biden receives Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Chouka at the White House. This is the first official visit of a foreign head of state since Biden took office.
AIn light of China’s drive for power in the region, the United States and Japan have emphasized the importance of a peaceful, independent and open Indo – Pacific region. “Both countries opposed any attempt to change the situation by force or coercion,” Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suka said during a visit to the White House in Washington on Friday (local time). This is especially true of the “threat” of the South China Sea and neighboring countries, he said through a translator.
U.S. President Joe Biden, as a guest, stressed that the two states have agreed to work together to “meet China’s challenge.” It is a guarantee of a “free and open Indo-Pacific future.” Biden also stressed that the US guarantee of an alliance with Japan and the security of the alliance was “iron”. With its nuclear weapons, the United States is Japan’s defense force; Thousands of American soldiers are also stationed in the country.
Biden and Suu Kyi have not commented directly on Beijing’s military threats against Taiwan, an island nation claimed by the Communist People’s Republic of China as part of China. Suka stressed that the United States and Japan have reaffirmed the importance of “peace and stability” in the Taiwan Strait. Biden and Suu Kyi have announced their intention to work with South Korea to meet the challenge of the North Korean nuclear program.
As for Pita, Suka’s visit is the first visit by a foreign head of state or government to the White House: because of the Corona epidemic, the U.S. president has not personally received any of these positions in Washington since taking office on January 20.