日本首相野田佳彦欢迎美国将重心转向亚太 During Meeting With Obama,Japan's Noda Welcomes US 'Pivot'

20 November, 2012

星期二,日本首相野田佳彦在柬埔寨召开的一次地区峰会期间会晤了美国总统奥巴马,他警告说,亚太地区的安全局势正在恶化。

野田佳彦对奥巴马说,他欢迎华盛顿近来将重心转向亚太地区,目前中国与包括日本在内的几个美国盟国之间的领土纠纷日趋激化。

奥巴马说,这次会晤是证实美日两国“特殊的盟友关系”的又一个机会。

华盛顿否认在中国与其他国家的主权争端中偏袒任何一方,但北京怀疑美国将重心转向亚太地区是为了遏制中国的发展。

奥巴马与野田佳彦公开谈话以及随后会晤中国总理温家宝时,都没有提及领土争端问题。

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda warned of a worsening security situation in the Asia-Pacific, as he met with U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday on the sidelines of a regional summit in Cambodia.

Prime Minister Noda told President Obama that he welcomes Washington's recent "pivot" toward the region, which comes amid worsening territorial disputes between China and several U.S. allies, including Tokyo.

President Obama said the meeting was another opportunity to affirm what he called the "extraordinary alliance" between the U.S. and Japan.

Washington denies taking sides in the sovereignty disputes between China and its rival claimants, though Beijing suspects the U.S. rebalance toward the region is aimed at containing its rise.

President Obama did not mention the territorial disputes in his public remarks with Mr. Noda, or in his later meeting with outgoing Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.