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Suga, Trudeau agree to cooperate in realizing a free and open Indo-Pacific

  • September 30, 2020
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NHK reported that Prime Minister Suga held a teleconference with his Canadian counterpart Trudeau for the first time since taking office, saying that the two leaders agreed to work closely toward realizing a free and open Indo-Pacific region. According to the network, the two leaders also confirmed continued cooperation on measures to combat the new coronavirus and exchanged views on regional affairs, including the East and South China Seas. In addition, the Canadian leader reportedly expressed support for Suga’s call for cooperation and support on the North Korean issue, including illegal ship-to-ship transfers of goods and the abduction of Japanese nationals.

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