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MSDF chief to visit South Korea

  • October 10, 2018
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei
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Asahi, Yomiuri, Mainichi, and Nikkei wrote that MSDF Chief of Staff Murakawa told a press briefing on Tuesday that he will attend a symposium of the navies of the Western Pacific to be held on Jeju Island in South Korea on Friday. Asahi wrote that although the MSDF has decided not to take part in an international naval review to be held in Jeju due to a dispute over Japan’s rising sun flag, Japan will express through Murakawa’s visit to south Korea its intention to continue maritime exchanges with the nation. The MSDF chief said that defense exchanges with South Korea are critically important for the peace and stability of the Indo-Pacific region and that Japan hopes to further strengthen its cooperation with the ROK.

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