Japan’s Shinzo Abe met with US Presidents Bush, Obama, Trump in years as prime minister

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The late Shinzo Abe’s political profession as Japan’s prime minister spanned three U.S. presidencies, with George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump working with him as a key ally in tackling world safety points, notably efforts to denuclearize North Korea. 

Abe, who was assassinated on a avenue in Nara in western Japan Friday morning, visited the previous three presidents in locations together with Camp David, Mar-a-Lago and Pearl Harbor throughout his time as prime minister between 2006 and 2007, and once more from 2012 till his resignation in 2020. 

“We did take a lot of time to discuss North Korean nuclear issues,” Abe informed reporters after assembly with President Bush at Camp David in April 2007. “We agreed to work together to realize a more peaceful and stable Korean Peninsula by making North Korea completely give up its nuclear weapons.” 

Throughout Obama’s presidency, Abe continued to fulfill one-on-one along with his American counterpart to debate safety points within the Asia-Pacific area, the place China has grow to be an growing risk with its territorial claims within the South China Sea. 

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FILE - President George W. Bush shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a press conference on April 27, 2007, at Camp David, Maryland.

FILE – President George W. Bush shakes palms with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe throughout a press convention on April 27, 2007, at Camp David, Maryland.
(Charles Ommanney/Getty Pictures)

Then on the finish of Obama’s second time period, Abe appeared alongside him at Pearl Harbor, the place the 2 world leaders laid wreaths and tossed flower petals into the water. 

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“As the prime minister of Japan, I offer my sincere and everlasting condolences to the souls of those who lost their lives here, as well as to the spirits of all the brave men and women whose lives were taken by a war that commenced in this very place,” Abe stated through the December 2016 go to. 

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks while Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe listens at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam's Kilo Pier on December 27, 2016 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Abe is the first Japanese prime minister to visit Pearl Harbor with a U.S. president and the first to visit the USS Arizona Memorial.

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks whereas Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe listens at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam’s Kilo Pier on December 27, 2016 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Abe is the primary Japanese prime minister to go to Pearl Harbor with a U.S. president and the primary to go to the USS Arizona Memorial.
(Kent Nishimura/Getty Pictures)

After Trump entered the White Home, Abe huddled with Trump twice on the former president’s Mar-a-Lago resort in South Florida. 

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Within the first go to in February 2017, Abe known as a North Korea ballistic missile launch “absolutely intolerable.” 

U.S. President Donald Trump looks on as Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks while dining at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, on April 18, 2018.

U.S. President Donald Trump seems to be on as Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks whereas eating at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property in Palm Seashore, Florida, on April 18, 2018.
(REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

 

The next 12 months, Abe as soon as once more met with Trump at Mar-a-Lago and mentioned matters together with technique on coping with North Korea. 

“South Korea is meeting and has plans to meet with North Korea to see if they can end the war,” Trump stated alongside Abe on the time. “They have my blessing on that.” 

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