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Nuclear proliferation on Clinton's agenda in Japan

Lalit K Jha in Washinton | February 17, 2009 10:51 IST

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On her first trip to Asia as US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton [Images] said on Tuesday that the issue of nuclear proliferation and the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan are on her agenda in her talks with Japanese leaders.
    
In her remarks upon arrival in Tokyo--her first stop of four nation Asian tour--Clinton said that bilateral relationships
between the two countries were the cornerstone of "our efforts" around the world. The week-long trip would take her to Indonesia, South Korea and China, besides Japan [Images].
    
"By strengthening our historic Asian alliances, starting right here in Japan, and forging new partnerships with emerging nations, we can begin together to build networks around the world to help us solve problems that none of us can solve alone," Clinton said, according to the transcripts made available by the State Department.
    
Clinton said during her two-day stay in Japan, she would be speaking with Japanese leaders and citizens to address
global concerns.
    
"We will be looking for ways to collaborate on issues that go beyond just our mutual concerns to really addressing
the global concerns, including climate change and clean energy, Afghanistan, Pakistan, nuclear proliferation, and
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