Secretary Clinton Delivers Remarks at U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee Meeting

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Japanese Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto, and Japanese Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa participated in the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee meeting, known as the 2+2, at the Department of State on June 21, 2011. Secretary Clinton discussed a wide range of bilateral, regional, and global issues, and celebrated the U.S.-Japan partnership.

Secretary Clinton said, “For more than 50 years, the alliance between Japan and the United States has been the cornerstone of security in the Asia Pacific region. Our agenda today, embodied in the documents that we have just released, reflects the breadth and depth of our alliance. We are cooperating more closely on a wider range of issues and challenges than ever before.

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