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Japan PM agrees with Obama to fortify alliance
February 22, 2013 / 8:12 PM / 5 years ago

Japan PM agrees with Obama to fortify alliance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday he reached an agreement with U.S. President Barack Obama on strengthening the Japan-U.S. alliance.

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) talks to the media next to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing

“We have reached a complete agreement” on the assessments of the alliance and its future direction, Abe told reporters after having a summit meeting with Obama.

“I would like to declare with confidence that trust and strong bond of the Japan-U.S. alliance has revived completely.”

Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Vicki Allen

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