U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Noda of Japan today reaffirmed alliance on the areas of security, not only the Asia-Pacific region but around the world.
President Obama welcomed Prime Minister Noda to Hawaii, for the APEC meeting.
“I had the opportunity to have my first extensive discussions with the Prime Minister recently, and I have been extremely impressed already with the boldness of his vision. And we confirmed, once again, the importance for both of our countries – the alliance between the United States and Japan is the cornerstone of our relationship but also for security in the Asia-Pacific region for a very long time.” -President Obama
President Obama said he was confident that working together, both countries can continue to build on that relationship in the areas of commerce, the areas of security, in not only the Asia-Pacific region but around the world.
“And Prime Minister Noda, welcome to Honolulu, where I’m sure that we’ll have another round of productive discussions. And I want to thank you and the people of Japan for your friendship.” -Mr. Obama
He said the United States continue to be concerned about the rebuilding process in the wake of the terrible earthquake and tsunami.
“And I want to assure you that the American people continue to stand beside you and ready to help in any way they can.” -President Obama