Trump to Meet with Japan’s Prime Minister, Spoke with 32 Foreign Leaders

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe
Pool/AFP Etienne Oliveau
Washington, DC

President-elect Donald Trump is set to hold a private meeting with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in New York.

Abe wants to “build trust” with Trump, according to CNN.

“I am very honored to see the President-elect ahead of other world leaders,” Abe stated.

Trump’s transition team announced on Thursday morning that the President-elect spoke with three more foreign leaders, in addition to the 29 foreign leaders that he previously spoke with, who offered their congratulations after his victory.

The three world leaders include:

  • President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev
  • Prime Minister of The Netherlands, Mark Rutte
  • President of Poland, Andrzej Duda

After Trump’s meeting Thursday night with Abe, the President-elect and Vice President-elect Mike Pence will have spoken with roughly 32 foreign leaders.