2022.01.22 00:57Nation

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2022.01.22 00:57Nation

Kishida, Biden Agree to Launch 2-Plus-2 Economic Talks

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed Friday that the two governments will launch a "two-plus-two" framework for talks among their foreign and economic ministers.
   During their 80-minute video conference, Kishida and Biden confirmed their commitment to beefing up the deterrence power and response capability of the Japan-U.S. alliance, with China's hegemonic moves in mind.
   The Japanese and U.S. leaders also agreed to hold a summit meeting of the Quad countries, also including Australia and India, in Japan in the first half of this year.
   The virtual meeting marked the first full-fledged talks with the U.S. president for Kishida, who took office last autumn.
   The two-plus-two economic dialogue will comprise Japan's foreign minister and economy, trade and industry minister, as well as the U.S. state and commerce secretaries.