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President Donald Trump welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Trump said he will unveil new security measures to keep America safe next week


On Friday, President Trump met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinz Abe at the White House. 

Trump and Abe held a joint news conference after talks in the Oval Office, followed by a working lunch in the State Dining Room. The two leaders spoke about the travel ban, the TPP deal and other key issues.

Trump also hinted about his plans to unveil new security measures next week that will keep America safe.

"We will be doing something very rapidly having to do with additional security for our country. You will be seeing that sometime next week," Trump said.

He did not elaborate on what the actions will be.

President Trump said he will unveil new security measures to keep America safe next week

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The president said the US will have a longterm relationship with Japan.

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Trump: "I feel totally confident that we will have tremendous security for the people of the United States."

PM Abe: "I am quite optimistic that the good results will be seen from the dialogue."

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 "We are going to keep our country safe." He added: "Ultimately I have no doubt that we are going to win that particular case."

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UPDATE 1:18pm | "The U.S.-Japan alliance is the cornerstone of peace and stability in the Pacific region," Pres. Trump said.

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WATCH  LIVE |  President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Friday (Feb. 10) meet in DC.

Today, President Donald Trump welcomed Japan's Prime Minister Shinz Abe to the White House for meetings, lunch, and a joint press conference. The two leaders will then head to Mar-a-Lago, Florida for a weekend of golf.

While in Washington, Abe also met with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he pledged his commitment to the US-Japan relationship, "I would like to clearly demonstrate the unshakable Japan-U.S. alliance to the world," Abe said. He also visited the Tomb of the Unknown solider at Arlington National Cemetery.

President Trump said he will unveil new security measures to keep America safe next week

Last year Abe became the first Prime Minister of Japan to visit Pearl Harbor. 

U.S./Asia relations have been shaky after President Trump pulled out of the Trans Pacific Partnership, a free trade deal with 11 countries, including Japan. China also has increased their military activity around islands in the South China Sea, an area that Japan claims as its own. Trump has not eased the uncertainty in the region, during the campaign he repeated said that the U.S. cannot be the world's policeman-- since World War II the U.S. has provided military support to Japan. Though, last week Trump's Secretary of Defense James Mattis visited Japan to show support. 

This visit in which the Japanese Prime Minister and Trump will spend significant time together is focused primarily on establishing a strong working relationship between the two leaders. 

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