Japan deputy PM says Biden's inauguration "good" for world

Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso on Friday welcomed the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden, calling it “good for the international community including Japan” in view of his multilateral approach to global issues. “He has pledged to return to the Paris Agreement, and is trying to cooperate with other countries,” Aso told a press conference, referring to the 2015 deal agreed by nearly 200 nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Washington officially withdrew from the climate accord in November last year under the “America First” policy of Republican President Donald Trump, who wa…

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