Trump and Abe Affirm “Very Crucial Alliance”

President Donald Trump, second from right, and first lady Melania Trump, right, stop to pose for a photo with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, second from left, and his wife Akie Abe, left, before they have dinner at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania welcomed Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie to Mar-a-Lago, the president’s south Florida estate, over the February 10–11 weekend.

During the visit, the two leaders emphasized the importance of the relationship between the U.S. and Japan. Trump said, “The bond between our two nations, and the friendship between our two peoples, runs very, very deep.”

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