WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, and Reps. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) and Adrian Smith (R-NE), Co-Chairs of the U.S.-Japan Congressional Caucus, released the following statement on Secretary of State Blinken and Secretary of Defense Austin’s trip to Japan and the U.S.-Japan 2+2 ministerial.
“As long-time supporters of the U.S.-Japan alliance, we commend Secretary of State Blinken and Secretary of Defense Austin on a successful visit to Japan for their first trip abroad and participation in their first U.S.-Japan 2+2 ministerial meeting. The U.S.-Japan alliance continues to serve as the cornerstone of U.S. engagement in the Indo-Pacific and is critical to continued peace, prosperity, and security throughout the region. We look forward to working with our friends in Tokyo to continue strengthening our partnership, countering coercion and aggression, and advancing our shared interests in service of our peoples.”
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