In new York, was the first international meeting Donald trump at the highest level: the President elect took the Trump Tower in Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. After the conversation, which lasted about one and a half hours, Abe said he was confident in the construction of the new head of the US “relations, based on trust,” reports Reuters.

According to the environment trump, he is in the rank of the elected President first met with the leader of another state. On the eve of the meeting, the observers thought that Abe wants to clarify the prospects of the strategic Alliance of the US and Japan is a cornerstone of national security.

Prime Minister of Japan told reporters that he discussed with the trump variety of topics but declined to provide details, citing the fact that the meeting was informal. The trump he called “a leader who is trustworthy”.

During the campaign, trump has repeatedly stated that it will force the allies to pay more for help from the us armed forces. Mainly, the claim was for European NATO countries that do not participate in the financing of the Alliance. However, Japan is also a strategic military partner of the United States, on its territory there are American bases.

Trump also stated that he opposes the TRANS-Pacific partnership (TPP, Trans-Pacific Partnership) with the participation of the United States, Japan and 10 other countries in the Asia-Pacific region aimed at the reduction of tariffs and harmonization of individual regulations.

19 Nov Shinzo Abe at the APEC forum in the capital of Peru Lima will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.



The Prime Minister of Japan said that he had discussed with trump on the first international meeting elected President of the USA 18.11.2016

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