SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 18 September 2021, Saturday |

Japan and US to reaffirm strong relationships in next week meeting

Foreign and defense chiefs from Japan and the United States will hold a “two-plus-two” meeting next week to reaffirm the strong relationship and discuss the “difficult” regional security situation, the government’s top spokesman said on Thursday.

The allies will aim to strengthen their deterrence and response capabilities in dealing with the region’s security, Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato told a regular news conference, ahead of the bilateral meeting on March 16.