The White House has confirmed that President Joe Biden will welcome Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga for the first in-person visit of his presidency on April 16th.
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Press secretary Jen Psaki said the visit reflects “the importance we place on our bilateral relationship with Japan and our friendship and partnership with the Japanese people.”
The United States and Iran say they will begin indirect talks with other major world powers to try to get both countries back into an accord limiting Iran’s nuclear program.
The announcement Friday comes nearly three years after President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the deal.
Psaki said “this is a welcome and potentially constructive early step, even if the diplomatic road ahead may be long.”
Biden has said rejoining the agreement was a priority for his administration.
After Biden’s first call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy Friday, he underscored support for the country following reports of Russian troop movements on its eastern border.
Biden, in his conversation with Zelenskiy, affirmed “unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression,” according to a statement from the White House.
Psaki told reporters, that the U.S. is watching closely developments on the Russia-Ukraine border. “We’ve certainly seen this movie before, of the disinformation campaign that Russia has implemented in the past as it relates to their aggressions at the border of Ukraine.”