Donald Trump met Japan’s Prime Minister for the first time after winning the presidential elections 2016.
It was US President-elect’s first meeting with a foreign leader, Shinzo Abe, after winning the presidential elections last week. The informal meeting happened at the Trump Tower in New York City.
Mr. Abe after 90 minutes of conversation with Donald Trump said that the two leaders could have “a relationship of trust “being one of the closest allies. More details couldn’t be loaded as the conversation was partly unofficial.
“I am convinced Trump is a leader in whom I can have great confidence,” Mr. Abe said after the meeting on Thursday that lasted for about 90 minutes at the Trump Towers in New York.
“I am very honored to see the President-elect ahead of other world leaders. The Japan—US alliance is the axis of Japan’s diplomacy and security. The alliance becomes alive only when there is trust between us,” Mr. Abe told the reporters after the meeting, which was closed for the press calling it unofficial and candid.
Kellyanne Conway, a Trump confidante, said on Thursday in an interview with CBS that “any deeper conversations about policy and the relationship between Japan and the US will have to wait until after the inauguration”.
The meeting was unduly necessary as it will reflect back on the importance of the Japan-U.S. alliance to safeguard the peace and stability of the Asia-Pacific region, in the face of the nuclear missile threat posed by North Korea and growing Chinese aggressiveness.
The Republican Party presidential candidate Donald Trump who won the elections will succeed President Barack Obama on January 20, 2017, as 45th President of United States of America.
‘Although no great details came out as a part of the discussion between the two leaders, high possibilities were that the meeting was about trade, diplomacy, and security of both the nations.