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Japan, Australia agree to hold 2+2 meeting this year

  • August 26, 2016
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei, Tokyo Shimbun
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Most papers took up yesterday’s defense ministerial meeting in Tokyo between Japan and Australia, noting that DM Inada and her Australian counterpart Payne reached a consensus on a range of issues, including holding a 2+2 foreign and defense ministerial meeting later this year, updating the existing bilateral acquisition and cross servicing agreement (ACSA), and taking a concerted approach toward China’s maritime push in the South China Sea. 


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