U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Noda of Japan today reaffirmed their alliance in the area of security, not only the Asia-Pacific region but around the world.
President Obama welcomed Prime Minister Noda to Hawaii, for the APEC meeting.
Mr. Obama recently had his first extensive discussions with Prime Minister Noda. He said the Prime Minister’s vision is bold, and he was impressed by it. Both men reconfirmed the importance of the alliance between the United States and Japan, for both countries. Obama said the alliance is not only the cornerstone of the relationship but is also very important for security in the Asia-Pacific region.
.” .. 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, not only in the Asia-Pacific region but around the world.
Welcoming Prime Minister Noda, to Honolulu, president Obama thanked him and the people of Japan for their friendship.
“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
Obama said the United States continues to be concerned about Japan’s 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