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MSDF, ROK Navy conduct joint drill off Somalia

  • January 13, 2016
  • , Sankei
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Sankei front-paged a report saying that it has learned from several GOJ sources that an MSDF ship and a South Korean Navy ship conducted joint training in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia on December 23, 2015. The sources said that although the drill was conducted for the purpose of military exchanges, the ROK asked Japan not to publicize it out of concern for anti-Japanese sentiment at home. The paper noted that the U.S. Navy originally planned to participate in the drill, but it eventually did not because a destroyer that had been assigned to the drill was dispatched on another mission.

 

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