Japan’s Prime Minister calls Donald Trump a “Trustworthy Leader” after meeting.

Japan’s Prime Minister calls Donald Trump a “Trustworthy Leader” after meeting.

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(President-elect Trump meets with Japan's Prime Minister)

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described Donald Trump as a “trustworthy leader” after meeting the U.S. president-elect on Thursday to get clarity on statements Trump had made while campaigning that had caused concern about the alliance.

Abe requested a 90-minute meeting at Trump Tower in Manhattan. “The talks made me feel sure that we can build a relationship of trust.” But he would not disclose specifics because the conversation was unofficial.

Trump said: “It was a pleasure to have Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stop by my home and begin a great friendship.”

“Alliances cannot function without trust. I am now confident that President-elect Trump is a trustworthy leader,” said Abe, describing the talks as “candid” and held in a “warm atmosphere”.

Abe gave Trump a golf driver and received golf-wear in return, Japanese officials said.

Back in Tokyo, Finance Minister Taro Aso commented: “The meeting ran longer than planned, which means that they were on the same wavelength and it went well.

 

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