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Gist of joint statement issued after Japan-Australia summit

  • January 18, 2018
  • , Kyodo News , 10:44 p.m.
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The following is the gist of a joint statement issued Thursday after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull held talks in Tokyo.

Japan and Australia will:

— work together to promote Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy.

— beef up maritime security cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.

— seek to maximize pressure on North Korea.

— cooperate toward the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal.

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