Reference News Network reported on June 12According to a report by Kyodo News on June 11, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on the 11th that Japan and Singapore will start negotiations with a view to reaching an agreement on the transfer of defense equipment and technology to create conditions for strengthening security cooperation.
According to reports, Kishida and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong agreed during the summit meeting to activate and jointly defend the “rules-based order” after the Russian-Ukrainian conflict has affected the “Indo-Pacific region”.
“Japan is determined to strengthen cooperation with like-minded countries, including Singapore, to bring new development to a free and open Indo-Pacific region,” Kishida said at a joint press conference with Lee Hsien Loong. “We agreed to promote more concrete security cooperation. .”
Kishida said he expressed “strong opposition” to all attempts to change the status quo in the East and South China Seas by force, as well as acts of economic coercion. According to the report, this statement is clearly aimed at China.
In a joint news conference, Lee Hsien Loong said Singapore was a “staunch supporter” of international law and the UN Charter.
Lee Hsien Loong said that on the situation in the East China Sea and the South China Sea, “Singapore hopes that all parties will exercise restraint and maintain dialogue in order to maintain regional peace and stability.”
“These issues are complex and unlikely to be resolved soon, but should continue to be dealt with peacefully in accordance with international law,” he added.
On the 11th, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (left) met with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Singapore. (European News Agency)Return to Sohu, see more
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