President Biden on Friday joined together front with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to counter an progressively assertive China as the U.S. leader held his to begin with face-to-face White House summit since taking office.
The talks advertised the Democratic president, introduced in January, a chance to work advance on his vow to revitalize U.S. alliances that frayed under his Republican predecessor Donald Trump.
Suga said he and President Biden agreed on the need of straight to the point dialogs with China in the context of Beijing’s exercises in the Indo-Pacific region.
“Today Prime Minister Suga and I affirmed our ironclad support for the U.S.-Japanese alliance and for our shared security,” President Biden said, calling the discussions “productive.”
Biden’s first person assembly with a foreign leader as president fair days after China sent 25 aircraft, including fighters and nuclear-capable planes, near Taiwan.
President Biden told the United States and Japan will contribute together in areas such as 5G, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, genomics and semiconductor supply chains.