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Japan, France hold “two plus two” meeting

  • January 28, 2018
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All national papers on Saturday and Sunday reported that the foreign and defense ministers of Japan and France held a “two plus two” meeting in Tokyo on Friday. Yomiuri wrote that the two sides reached a broad agreement on concluding an acquisition and cross-servicing agreement (ACSA) that would allow the SDF and the French military to share defense supplies, and agreed to commence a joint study on technology to detect mines buried at the bottom of the sea. The ministers also agreed to maximize pressure on North Korea and oppose any unilateral actions that would increase tension in the East and South China Seas. The paper also wrote that the two governments plan to examine ways to realize a “free and open Indo-Pacific region.”

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