January 6, 2023, 07:05 – Public News Service – OSN

Ministry of Defense official USA Patrick Ryder said that on January 11, State Department Secretary Anthony Blinken and Pentagon Chief Lloyd Austin will meet with the heads of the Foreign and Defense Ministry in the American capital. Japan. The talks will be held in the “2 + 2” format, the topic of discussion will be security issues.

“Secretary Austin and Secretary of State Blinken will jointly host a meeting of the Japan-US Security Advisory Commission at the State Department on January 11, which will be attended by the Japanese Foreign Minister and Defense Secretary,” Ryder said during the briefing.

It is emphasized that Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada will pay a visit to the Pentagon on January 12, where he will discuss issues of strategic bilateral cooperation between Washington and Tokyo.

Earlier it was reported that Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is going to visit the G7 countries at the beginning of this year. It is known that the tour of the Japanese Prime Minister will end before the G7 summit, which will be held in Hiroshima in the spring. More on the topic read in material Public news service.