January 04, 2023 19:02 GMT
State Department Press Conference Underway Shortly
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US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price is shortly due to brief the press from the Department of State.
- Livestream: https://www.state.gov/todays-briefing-schedule/
- The presser follows yesterday's announcement from the White House confirming that Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will travel to Washington to meet US President Joe Biden on January 13.
- Biden and Kishida are expected to discuss Japan's new security strategy, unveiled last month, and Japan's position of increased global influence this year after assuming the presidency of the G7 and taking a seat on the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member.
- Kishida said at a press conference today that the visit will underscore the strength of the Japan-US alliance and highlight closer cooperation in defence and security.