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Japan, Vietnam hold foreign ministerial talks

  • January 7, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei
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Yomiuri, Mainichi, and Nikkei reported from Hanoi that Foreign Minister Motegi met with his Vietnamese counterpart yesterday. The two diplomats reportedly agreed to enhance cooperation in addressing China’s militarization of the South China Sea and creating a “free and open” Indo-Pacific region. They also reportedly confirmed the importance of ensuring freedom of navigation and abiding by international law and agreed on the need for improved coordination to quickly conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) free trade talks.

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