Osaka, Jun 28 : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe feels that solving problems faced by the international community, including global economic issues, would be impossible without the US-Japan cooperation.
"As the G20 Osaka summit starts today (on Friday), we would like to send out a strong message through our contribution to solving the challenges facing the international community, such as the sustainable growth of the world economy. Without the cooperation of Japan and the United States, we cannot achieve this purpose," Abe said at a meeting with US President Donald Trump in Osaka, Japan as aired by the NHK broadcaster, sputnik reported on Friday.
The Japanese PM expressed his gratitude to the US president for his visit to Japan last month, adding that such frequent mutual visits of the leaders of the two countries in such a short period of time were "a sign how robust the Japanese-US alliance is."
Reciprocating to the Japanese PM, Mr Trump praised the contribution of Japanese automobile companies to the US economy."The car companies have been terrific. They're coming in and they're building magnificent plants. We haven’t had that, and we very much appreciate it," Sputnik quoted Trump as saying.
The US president added that he also planned to discuss trade and military ties with the Japanese prime minister, including "the purchase of a lot of military equipment by Japan, Sputnik further reported.Mr Trump also recalled his recent visit to Japan, during which he handed over a trophy to the winner of the sumo wrestling championship.