Abe, Trump Reaffirm Close Cooperation after Midterm Elections


Tokyo, Nov. 9 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump reaffirmed close cooperation on Friday to strengthen their countries' alliance further, in their first phone talks since U.S. midterm elections.

The 10-minute conversation took place following a request from Japan.

Abe congratulated Trump on good election results for his Republican Party in the Senate. Trump expressed his gratitude and voiced his hope to continue to work closely with Abe.

They also talked about a planned meeting between Abe and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who will visit Japan from Monday.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a press conference that the frequent top-level communications, including the latest telephone talks, demonstrate the strong Japan-U.S. alliance under the two leaders' close relationship.

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