© Reuters. President Joe Biden meets with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, in Washington. Evan Vucci/Pool via REUTERS
(Reuters) – The United States and Japan on Friday reiterated the importance of peace and stability in Taiwan Strait and warned against any use of a nuclear weapon by Russia in Ukraine.
The two nations, following a meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, also cited “provocations” by North Korea in a joint statement issued by the White House.
“We strongly oppose any unilateral attempts to change the status quo by force or coercion, anywhere in the world,” the statement said.