Abe, Trump to Hold First Meeting in New York on November 17 (News)


Tokyo, Nov. 10 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump agreed in telephone talks on Thursday that they will hold their first meeting in New York on Nov. 17.

Abe and Trump also agreed to further strengthen the Japan-U.S. relationship.

The phone talks were held at the request of the Japanese side, following Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday.

Congratulating Trump on the election win, Abe told him that the strong alliance between Japan and the United States is indispensable for supporting the peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region.

In response, Trump, a Republican, called the U.S.-Japan relationship an excellent partnership and said that he aims to further deepen the alliance.

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