National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met today with the Secretary General of Japan’s National Security Secretariat, Takeo Akiba, to discuss shared efforts to strengthen the U.S.-Japan relationship and ensure that the alliance sustains its vital role as the cornerstone of peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region and around the world. They discussed a range of national security issues, including the challenge of China, economic and technology security, the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and the importance of trilateral U.S.-Japan-Republic of Korea cooperation. They affirmed the importance of enhancing multilateral cooperation in the region, including with ASEAN and through the Quad. Mr. Sullivan also congratulated Secretary General Akiba on Japan’s successful hosting of the Olympic Games.

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