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SFRC Chairman Menendez Statement on Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Visit to Washington

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the below statement on Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio’s scheduled visit to Washington to meet with President Joe Biden:

“I am pleased to welcome Japanese Prime Minister Kishida to Washington. This visit, which follows successful 2+2 meetings, represents a momentous opportunity for us to modernize our alliance and deepen our nations’ cooperation and strategic alignment in service of our people, the Indo-Pacific region, and the global community.

“United by our enduring commitment to human rights, democracy, and the rule of law, the United States-Japan alliance has never been stronger, and will continue to serve as the cornerstone of our efforts to address mutual challenges in the Indo-Pacific region. I look forward to further deepening our nations’ strong friendship and partnership, and laying foundations to advance security and prosperity for generations to come.”



Juan Pachon