Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release                            February 17, 2009
Statement by the Press Secretary About an Upcoming Working Visit by Prime Minister Taro Aso of Japan to Washington
President Obama will meet with Prime Minister Taro Aso of Japan at the White House on Tuesday, February 24, 2009.  Japan is a close friend and a key ally of the United States and the President looks forward to discussing ways in which the two countries can strengthen cooperation on regional and global challenges.  The two leaders will consult on effective measures to respond to the Global Financial Crisis and will discuss North Korea and other issues.

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