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Deputy Secretary of State Biegun Visits Tokyo
July 10, 2020

two people standing in front of the flags of the U.S. and JapanDeputy Secretary of State and Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun was in Tokyo July 9 and 10 for a series of bilateral meetings with his Japanese counterparts. The visit followed a successful visit to Seoul.

In a Thursday night dinner hosted by Vice Foreign Minister Takeo Akiba, the Deputy Secretary reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to Japan’s security as well as our shared goals of a denuclearized DPRK and a free and open Indo-Pacific.

On Thursday, the Deputy Secretary met separately with Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, Defense Minister Taro Kono, and other Japanese officials. He also met with members of the Embassy community.