U.S.-Japan To Hold Security Consultative Committee ("2+2") on August 17

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 7, 2017


Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will host Japanese Foreign Minister Kono and Defense Minister Onodera in Washington, DC for a Security Consultative Committee (“2+2”) meeting on August 17. The meeting will focus on how the United States and Japan can coordinate their response to the evolving regional security environment, and strengthen their bilateral security and defense cooperation. The participants will also review the continued realignment of U.S. armed forces in Japan.