U.S. Department of Defense
|Release No. NR-295-18||October 19, 2018|
Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout:
Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Japanese Minister of Defense Taeshi Iwaya to reaffirm the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Japan.
The leaders discussed a broad range of defense and policy issues, and the secretary thanked Minister Iwaya for his country's desire to enhance and enable the cooperation between the U.S. and Japan.
Secretary Mattis thanked the minister for his continued commitment to the partnership between the two countries.
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