By Ivan Maltsev
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said that relations with the United States would remain the basis of the country’s foreign policy, he said at his first press conference in this capacity.
“Relations with the United States will remain the basis of our foreign policy. In addition, we will strive to protect the values of freedom, democracy, human rights, the rule of law in cooperation with allies and friends to achieve an open and free Indo-Pacific region. We will also protect the peace and stability of our country, protect the sea and airspace, the life and property of the people; it is necessary to strengthen the defense capability, including missile defense, the capabilities of the security service at sea,” Kishida said.
Fumio Kishida on Monday became the 100th Prime Minister of Japan. From 2012 to 2017, he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs; his tenure in this post was the longest in the entire post-war history of Japan.