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Japan's Suga makes in-person diplomatic debut with Pompeo talks

Prime minister reaffirms US alliance and wishes Trump well

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, right, exchanges a fist bump with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Oct. 6. (Photo by Uichiro Kasai)

TOKYO -- Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga spoke with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo here Tuesday in the new Japanese leader's first cabinet-level meeting with a foreign official since taking office last month.

In the 15-minute talk, the two affirmed their shared view that the Japan-U.S. alliance is foundational to peace and stability in the region and in the international community.

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