President Biden’s Virtual Meeting with Prime Minister Kishida of Japan

Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on President Biden’s Virtual Meeting with Prime Minister Kishida of Japan.

JANUARY 16, 2022

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will meet virtually with Prime Minister Kishida Fumio of Japan on Friday, January 21 to further deepen ties between our governments, economies, and our people.

The meeting will highlight the strength of the U.S.-Japan Alliance, which is the cornerstone of peace, security, and stability in the Indo-Pacific and around the world.

President Biden looks forward to working with Prime Minister Kishida to advance our shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific, and to expand our close cooperation on critical issues like combatting COVID-19, addressing the climate crisis, and partnering on new and emerging technologies, including through the Quad.