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Gov’t to send SDF honor guards to France for military parade

  • June 16, 2018
  • , Mainichi evening edition , p. 9
  • JMH Translation

The Japanese government will send Self-Defense Forces (SDF) honor guards to France for participation in a military parade to be held in Paris on July 14 to mark the French national holiday of Bastille Day. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to visit France to attend the annual military parade along with French President Emmanuel Macron in a bid to play up their intention of strengthening defense cooperation between Japan and France. The Japanese and French governments are making arrangements to sign an Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA) between the SDF and the French military on the sidelines of this event. (Abridged)

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