U.S.-Japan Joint Statement on Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific Through Energy, Infrastructure and Digital Connectivity Cooperation
The United States and Japan reaffirmed their shared goal of bolstering a free and open Indo-Pacific and welcomed concrete progress in their joint effort to develop energy, infrastructure, and digital connectivity in the region. The two countries resolved to deepen and expand their partnership, whose major components include:
- The United States and Japan intend to deepen cooperation to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific through senior-level policy coordination and efforts to forge broad public support. At the U.S.-Japan Summit meeting on September 26, 2018, the two sides confirmed their shared vision and highlighted their cooperative work on specific projects in third countries.