Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Wednesday expressed his welcome on Barack Obama's re-election as U.S. president, and his hope to deepen bilateral cooperation, according to local media reports.
"I have sent a message to President Obama congratulating his re-election. I'll continue to cooperate with him," Noda told reporters at his office.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura also congratulated Obama on his re-election at a press conference Wednesday.
Fujimura said the Japan-U.S. alliance is very important for the two sides, and he hopes to continuously enhance and deepen the alliance.
Japan is expected to try to arrange a summit between Noda and Obama at an early date, said Japanese Foreign Ministry officials.
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