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Remarks: Joe Biden Holds a Bilateral Meeting With Kishida Fumio of Japan - April 10, 2024

  • Joe Biden
    Person
  • Fumio Kishida
    Person
  • Question
    Person
  • Note
    Person
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Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:00:00-00:00:20 (21 sec)
Well, Fumio, welcome back to the White House. Welcome back to the Oval Office. It's good to have you here and good to see you again. 1

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:00:20-00:00:46 (26 sec)
When we were here last year, we said the role being played by the United States and Japan is -- is becoming even greater. And we -- I -- I couldn't agree more with your assertion back then. 2

Joe Biden

Very Negative
00:00:46-00:00:56 (11 sec)
And what we see in our joint support for Ukraine in the face of Russia's vicious assault was -- it's -- it's just outrageous. 3

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:00:56-00:01:21 (25 sec)
We see it in our historic trilateral relationship with South Korea. We see it in our economic investments, which has helped generate millions of jobs across both our nations. 4

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:01:21-00:01:50 (29 sec)
And I sincerely want to thank you, Mr. Prime Minister, for your bold leadership across all these issues. You, personally, have made all this possible. And I would assert our alliance has never been stronger in our entire history. 5

Joe Biden

Slightly Positive
00:01:50-00:02:07 (17 sec)
So, today, I look forward to discussing how we can even deepen it more, including increasing defense and in technology and cooperation across the board. 6

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:02:07-00:02:29 (22 sec)
And we can also discuss how we can continue to enhance and ensure Indo-Pacific remains a free, open, and prosperous region of the world with us standing together. 7

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:02:29-00:03:05 (36 sec)
And thank you for being here, Mr. Prime Minister. You've heard me say this before, but I'll say it again: You're a genuine leader, a true partner, and a good friend. 8

Joe Biden

Somewhat Positive
00:03:05-00:03:09 (4 sec)
Thank you for being here. 9

Fumio Kishida

Very Positive
00:03:09-00:03:25 (16 sec)
[Via Interpreter] Well, Joe, thank you so much for those very kind words of welcome. And I'm very grateful to be invited to the United States for this official visit. 10

Fumio Kishida

Very Positive
00:03:25-00:03:46 (21 sec)
[Via Interpreter] My wife, Yuko, and I are sincerely grateful for the warm hospitality extended by you and Dr. Biden. 11

Fumio Kishida

Very Positive
00:03:46-00:04:27 (41 sec)
[Via Interpreter] Up until now, Joe, you and I -- we have had countless dialogues, and we have nurtured a friendship and a trust along the way. Japan and the United States are now at the forefront in maintaining and strengthening a free and open international order, based on the rule of law. 12

Fumio Kishida

Very Positive
00:04:27-00:04:40 (13 sec)
[Via Interpreter] Japan and the United States are also indispensable now to each other in driving sustainable and inclusive economic growth as well. 13

Fumio Kishida

Somewhat Positive
00:04:40-00:05:16 (36 sec)
[Via Interpreter] Through this official visit, I look forward to confirming the robust bond between our two nations and show -- demonstrate at home and abroad how Japan and the U.S., firmly bound together, will build a future as global partners. 14

Fumio Kishida

Very Positive
00:05:16-00:05:28 (12 sec)
[Via Interpreter] So, once again, I thank you for your warm hospitality. 15

Joe Biden

Somewhat Positive
00:05:28-00:05:29 (1 sec)
Thank you. 16

Note

Unknown
00:05:29-00:05:29 ( sec)
[Crosstalk] 17

Question

Unknown
00:05:29-00:05:36 (7 sec)
Are we any close- -- are we any closer to a Gaza ceasefire, Mr. President? 18

Note

Unknown
00:05:36-00:05:36 ( sec)
[Crosstalk] 19

Question

Unknown
00:05:36-00:05:42 (6 sec)
Any movement on a ceasefire, Mr. President? 20

Note

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00:05:42-00:05:42 ( sec)
[Crosstalk] 21

Question

Unknown
00:05:42-00:05:47 (5 sec)
Any movement on a ceasefire, Mr. President? 22

Question

Unknown
00:05:47-00:05:53 (6 sec)
Any movement on the hostages or a ceasefire? 23

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:05:53-00:05:57 (4 sec)
Still negotiating. 24