When Biden Bits was posted for Monday, President Biden had not tweeted. He ended up with a Monday Tweeting Total of 7 tweets and 0 retweets.
President Biden: Today, we made several commitments to further increase our bilateral cooperation and to work together to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific that creates opportunity and prosperity for all the people in the region.
You know, the two lis- — the two largest democracies — the two largest economic — economies in the democratic world, the United States and Japan, are demonstrating the strength of democracies in action.
The White House posted the following readout:
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met with Prime Minister Kishida Fumio of Japan today, to advance cooperation on a range of bilateral, regional, and global issues. The President commended Prime Minister Kishida’s leadership in responding to Russia’s war against Ukraine, and his determination to strengthen Japan’s defense capabilities, noting that a strong U.S.-Japan alliance is the cornerstone of peace and stability in Indo-Pacific region. The two leaders committed to work closely together to address security challenges, including the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) nuclear and ballistic missile programs and China’s increasingly coercive behavior that runs counter to international law. They agreed to deepen cooperation in areas such as emerging technologies, supply chain security, and clean energy.White House.gov. 05/23/2022.
During their bilateral meeting President Biden said: The U.S.-Japanese alliance has long been the cornerstone of peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific, and the United States remains fully committed to Japanese dis- — to Japan’s defense. And we will face the challenges of today and the future together.
The Japan Times says that among those President Biden met; were Takuya Yokota, head of a group of the victims’ families, whose elder sister Megumi was abducted on her way home from school in 1977 at age 13, as well as Koichiro Iizuka, secretary-general of the group and the eldest son of Yaeko Taguchi, who went missing in 1978 at age 22. Neither of the women has been returned.
In their joint-statement the U.S., and Japan “reaffirmed U.S. commitment to the immediate resolution of the abductions issue. Both leaders expressed support for a calibrated diplomatic approach to North Korea, and called for its engagement in serious and sustained dialogue.
The White House posted a fact-sheet; In Asia, President Biden and a Dozen Indo-Pacific Partners Launch the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity
The White House posted the; On-the-Record Press Call on the Launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
The video clip is 32 seconds long. It features snips of his remarks from the launch event. The YouTube is 44 minutes and 23 seconds long. His full remarks can be found here.
The text from the tweet:
President Biden: And we’re here today for one simple purpose: The future of the 21st century economy is going to be largely written in the Indo-Pacific — in our region.
The text used in the video:
Well, I’ll be brief. First of all, let me say thank you for everyone for joining today. And thank you very much for hosting us, Mr. Prime Minister.
President Biden: So thank you again, Prime Minster Kishida, for your strong leadership in this launch and for welcoming us here in Tokyo.
But in our discussions today, it’s clear that we all recognize the fundamental direction we need to move in. We share the same goal of ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific that will deliver greater prosperity and greater opportunity for all of our children.
President Biden: I’m looking forward to continuing to work with all of you and to strengthen the economic cooperation to deliver inclusive growth and shared prosperity.
Much like yesterday, his schedule for today has already happened. He returns home to the White House tonight around 8:40 p.m. D.C., time.
He hasn’t tweeted so far today. We should be back on regular track tomorrow. Maybe…