Japan, US boost defense cooperation

(VOVWORLD) - Japan and the US will strengthen defense cooperation through joint drills by the Japanese Self Defense Forces and the US Marines, said Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi and US Marine Corps Commandant General David Berger during a meeting in Tokyo on Wednesday.
Japan, US boost defense cooperation - ảnh 1 General David Berger, Commandant of the US Marine Corps (left) and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Tokyo, November 18, 2020 (Photo: Charly Triballeau / AP)

Minister Kishi said Indo-Pacific security is increasingly unstable and stressed the importance of the roles of Japan and the US in the region.

General Berger said the two countries need to show their alliance’s power to handle issues in the Indo-Pacific region.

The two discussed issues in the East Sea (known internationally as the South China Sea) and the East China Sea, and the relocation of Futenma Air Base in Okinawa.

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