President Trump meets with Prime Minister Abe in Washington

President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House on February 10. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Trump said, “The bond between our two nations, and the friendship between our two peoples, runs very, very deep. This administration is committed to bringing those ties even closer. We are committed to the security of Japan and all areas under its administrative control, and to further strengthening our very crucial alliance.”