US President Donald Trump welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House on Friday amid tension in bilateral ties due to the Republican leader’s stance on trade and security.
Trump has greeted guest prime minister Shinzo at the door of the West Wing, a job that used to do by protocol officer.
Japanese PM Abe is expected to discuss plan for investment in US infrastructure project and other commitments like defence.
Meeting main aim of the Trump-Abe Meeting is “Building personal trust between two leaders and nations” a statement by Japanese. “The cornerstone of peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.”
Donald Trump has criticised Japan during his presidential campaign over trade and mutual defence, has set aside two days for chats with Prime Minister Abe.
President Donald Trump has complimented his future golf partner by saying “Strong hands” after an extended handshake with PM Abe in the Oval office.
As per sources, after an Oval Office meeting followed by working lunch and news conference at the White House.
PM Abe and Trump will travel on Air Force One to the president’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, two leaders are scheduled to play a round of golf tomorrow.
“We will develop the two countries’ economies even more based on free and fair rules,” PM Abe told reporters.