Abe sends congratulations

The Japan News Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday congratulated Donald Trump on his win in the U.S. presidential election.

In a message issued Wednesday evening, Abe stressed, “Japan and the United States are unwavering allies tied firmly with the bond of universal values such as freedom, democracy, basic human rights, and the rule of law.”

On the basis of this, he said, “I very much look forward to closely cooperating with you to further strengthen the bond of the Japan-U.S. Alliance, as well as for our two countries to play leading roles for assuring peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.”

“The Japan-U.S. alliance serves as an ‘Alliance of Hope,’ which contributes to addressing the challenges the international community faces,” he added.Speech

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