Abe, Trump Hold Meeting

Abe, Trump hold meeting

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sat down for talks with US President Donald Trump. Abe started out by asking Donald Trump for support to make the G20 a success.

Abe said, "At this G20 summit, I want to send out a strong message to the world about our commitment to helping solve the challenges the international community is facing, such as sustainably developing the global economy. I believe cooperation between Japan and the United States is essential for such an effort."

Trump said, "I just want to thank you and I know we're going to have a very successful day. We're going to be talking about many things. And we're also going to be talking about a lot of trade.

So we'll be discussing trade, we'll be discussing military and we'll be discussing the purchase of a lot of military equipment by Japan, and we appreciate that."

The two leaders also likely discussed Abe's recent trip to Iran amid mounting tensions between Tehran and Washington.

North Korea and trade were also expected to be on the agenda.

Abe and Trump may have also exchanged opinions on a longstanding security treaty between the two countries. Just before heading to the G20, Trump complained it was one-sided.

After the meeting, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined them for trilateral talks. The three are likely to have discussed working together to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific.