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Defense Minister Kishi, U.S. Navy secretary confirm close coordination with China in mind

  • October 15, 2020
  • , Nikkei, Sankei evening edition , Kyodo
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Nikkei and Sankei published on their websites a Kyodo article on Secretary of the Navy Braithwaite’s meeting with Defense Minister Kishi in Tokyo on Thursday, during which they exchanged views on a range of regional issues, including China’s aggressive operations in the South and East China Seas. The article said the two officials agreed to deepen mutual coordination with the goal of deterring China, enhance the bilateral alliance, and promote cooperation between the U.S. Navy and the MSDF. The U.S. official reportedly briefed the minister on the Navy’s medium- and long-term strategy toward China.

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