Hagerty, Menendez Introduce Resolution Celebrating Strength of Alliance with Japan in Advance of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s U.S. Visit

March 26, 2021

WASHINGTON – United States Senators Bill Hagerty (R-TN), a member of the Foreign Relations Committee and former Ambassador to Japan, and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, today, joined by other Senators, introduced a bipartisan resolution reaffirming the strength of the U.S.-Japan alliance. The bipartisan resolution comes in advance of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s scheduled visit to the United States to meet with President Joe Biden and members of Congress in April.

“Having served as U.S. Ambassador to Japan, I have a deep appreciation for not only the friendship our nation shares with the Japanese people, but also a complete understanding of the strategic ally—diplomatically, economically, militarily—that Japan is to the United States. I have worked with Prime Minster Suga and know him to be a man of honor, and a leader who is committed to deepening the ties between our two counties while ensuring Japan remains the cornerstone of security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region,” said Senator Hagerty

“As we prepare to welcome Prime Minister Suga to the U.S. Capitol, I am proud to join my colleagues in introducing this resolution honoring the strength of the alliance between the United States and Japan,” Chairman Menendez said. “Our shared vision of a free and inclusive Indo-Pacific region is vital to the advancement of our security interests and defense of common priorities including human rights, women’s empowerment, freedom, and democracy. I look forward to continue working with Prime Minister Suga to nurture this crucial partnership so that we may stand together as we face today’s challenges.”

Find a copy of the resolution HERE