The White House’s passing of the invitation to Prime Minister Suga sends a message to both America’s allies and potential rivals, especially China, that the US-Japan alliance still serves as the fundamental security architecture in the country. Pacific.
It was also a signal that the Joe Biden administration was somewhat returning to normal diplomacy amid the pandemic, as the head of the White House kicked off meeting foreign leaders face-to-face in the Oval Office.
The White House declined to confirm the meeting, an event that Axios said has yet to be scheduled and may be pushed down by the end of spring, depending on the development of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier, US media reported, Mr. Joe Biden expected this month to have an online meeting with the leaders of the remaining three countries in the Quartet Group, Japan, India and Australia. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed the meeting, commenting that the four countries will work together to build peace, stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific.
After Mr. Biden took office, Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide on 28/1 had a phone call with the new US President. In the exchange, the two sides agreed to continue strengthening their relations towards the implementation of the free and open Indo-Pacific strategy, affirming the importance of Japan-US high-level talks under the administration. new by Joe Biden.