DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN:
Well, good morning, everyone. Good to see you all here. It’s my honor to welcome Foreign Minister Kono here to the State Department. I had the honor of being received by him in Tokyo last October, and we’re looking forward to having a productive meeting this morning here at the State Department to discuss the many interests, common interests, of Japan and the United States and continuing to build on the already strong and unbreakable bonds between the United States and Japan.