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Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan's Call with Secretary General of Japan's National Security Secretariat Akiba Takeo

January 20, 2022

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke today with Akiba Takeo, Secretary General of Japan's National Security Secretariat, to prepare for the President's meeting on January 21 with Prime Minister Kishida and to discuss the ongoing situation in Russia and Ukraine. The two discussed key issues in the U.S.-Japan Alliance, and our respective approaches to North Korea, China, and economic issues in the Indo-Pacific. Sullivan underscored concern about the possibility of further Russian aggression in Ukraine, and the two concurred on the importance of solidarity in signaling to Moscow the strong, united response that would result from any attack.

Joseph R. Biden, Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan's Call with Secretary General of Japan's National Security Secretariat Akiba Takeo Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/354196

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