US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga have decided to adopt a joint strategy against China's increasing aggression. Prime Minister Suga, who visited Washington on a visit to the US, met President Biden at the White House. This was Biden's first meeting with a foreign head of government after assuming the office of president. During the talks between the two leaders, the issue of China came up prominently. Biden wants to reinvigorate a weakened alliance with other US states during the time of his predecessor, Republican President Donald Trump. The joint statement issued by the two leaders referred to several important geopolitical issues. It also emphasizes peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. This statement is considered a setback for China.
US and Japan will work together for peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region
Speaking to reporters at the White House after the meeting, Biden said, "Prime Minister Suga and I reiterated our support for the US-Japan alliance and our shared security." We are committed to meeting China's challenges, including the East China Sea, the South China Sea, and North Korea. The two leaders also discussed measures to combat China's growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region, climate change, and the Corona Virus epidemic. After meeting Suga, Vice President of the US Kamala Harris also said that the US and Japan will work together to promote peace, prosperity, and security in the Indo-Pacific region.
Agreed to strengthen the quad
President Biden and Prime Minister Suga have agreed to strengthen the quad for an independent, free, and diverse Indo-Pacific region. For this, both countries will work together with India and Australia. During the meeting of the two leaders, the issue of the impact of Chinese activities on the peace and prosperity of the Indo-Pacific region also arose. The joint statement of the two leaders said that through the quad, we will continue to work closely with India and Australia. Let us tell you that the Quad is an alliance of India, America, Japan, and Australia.
China said America is negative towards us
A top Chinese diplomat has said that China's attitude towards Beijing is very negative. Deputy Foreign Minister Li Yucheng said that cooperation between the two countries could be important, as the Biden administration is trying to deal with Corona and improve the economic situation. But it seems that America wants to increase differences and reduce cooperation. I should say that this is a very negative view.
The first foreign politician to meet Biden personally
Japan's Prime Minister Suga is the first foreign politician to personally meet US President Biden. Suga is the first foreign leader who met Biden after taking over. This visit is a testament to how important America is to Japan. The visit demonstrates not only the strong ties between the two countries but also Tokyo's commitment to the Indo-Pacific region. The special thing is that for the first time after the Corona crisis, the two heads of state are having face-to-face talks.