Abe-Trump Summit Set for May 27

Politics

Tokyo, May 16 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump are set to have talks on May 27, during the president's visit to the Asian country as a state guest for four days from May 25, Japanese government sources said Thursday.

Through the presidential visit, Abe aims to demonstrate that the Japan-U.S. alliance is stronger than ever before.

"Welcoming the president and the U.S. first lady as the first state guests in the new Japanese era of Reiwa will represent the two countries' unwavering alliance," Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a press conference on Thursday.

Reiwa started on May 1, in line with new Japanese Emperor Naruhito's enthronement the same day.

The Abe-Trump summit is expected to cover the issues of denuclearizing North Korea and bringing back Japanese abductees from the country, as well as Japan-U.S. trade issues.

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