Secretary of State Antony Blinken tells his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi that his visit was meant to reaffirm US-Japan ties.

Blinken and Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin are scheduled to meet Japan’s Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi in what is known as the 2-plus-2 talks on Tuesday [Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters]

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday the United States would continue to work with allies towards the denuclearisation of North Korea, as he Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin make their first trip abroad to buttress Asian alliances amid growing assertiveness of China.

Blinken made the remarks at a bilateral meeting with his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi in Tokyo, saying that his visit was meant to reaffirm the US-Japan

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