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Aides agree on early Abe-Trump meeting

Jiji Press WASHINGTON (Jiji Press) — An adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and an aide to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed the need for the two countries to hold a bilateral summit as soon as possible after Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20.

Katsuyuki Kawai, the adviser to Abe, unveiled this in talks with reporters after his meeting in Washington with U.S. House of Representatives member Chris Collins, R-N.Y., a senior official in Trump’s transition team.

Kawai and Collins also reaffirmed that the Japan-U.S. alliance would remain important under the incoming Trump administration.

They agreed that Trump should visit Japan and other Asia-Pacific nations early after he takes office.

Collins said he will soon tell Trump about the meeting in person, according to Kawai.Speech

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