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The following is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown:

Deputy Secretary of State Stephen R. Biegun spoke on December 1 with Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Takeo Akiba. Deputy Secretary Biegun and Vice Foreign Minister Akiba highlighted the importance of the U.S.-Japan Alliance as the cornerstone of peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. Deputy Secretary Biegun and Vice Foreign Minister Akiba also discussed continued Alliance coordination on a range of bilateral, regional, and global issues, including North Korea.

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