Gardner Meets with Japan Prime Minister Abe

Washington – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, today released the below statement following his meeting with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:


“I appreciate the opportunity to engage with Prime Minister Abe and have a discussion about Asia’s increasingly challenging security environment. I reaffirmed our unwavering commitment to our alliance with Japan and assured Prime Minister Abe that the U.S. stands ready to assist in efforts to deter aggression to counter a belligerent North Korea and China’s hostile behavior in the East and South China Seas. We also discussed trade opportunities, particularly liquefied natural gas and other energy exports from Colorado. I look forward to continuing to work with Prime Minister Abe and our Asia allies to address the political, economic, and security issues impacting our relationship with our Pacific partners.”


Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Budget Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.

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