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Aso, Obama to reconfirm vitality of tiesTalks to focus on Afghanistan, economic crisis
By Hiroaki Matsunaga/Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer
WASHINGTON--Prime Minister Taro Aso and U.S. President Barack Obama were to hold their first talks Tuesday at White House, at which the two leaders were expected to reaffirm the multifaceted nature of the Japan-U.S. alliance as one that can respond not only to bilateral issues but also to global problems.
Aso and Obama also were to agree to jointly tackle the global financial and economic crisis, and Aso was to tell Obama that Japan would continue offering humanitarian and financial assistance to …