U.S.-Japan Open Skies Meetings

Taken Question
Philip J. Crowley
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
December 10, 2009

QUESTION: Please provide a readout of the Open Skies meetings between the U.S. and Japan? What is the U.S. position? Are there any issues of contention?

ANSWER: Open Skies negotiations with the Japanese are ongoing. We started this round of negotiations on Monday, December 7. The talks continued today. A number of issues remain to be resolved.

PRN: 2009/1260