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Japan, France discuss regional, global security challenges 

  • October 20, 2021
  • , Sankei
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According to Sankei, Japan and France convened a meeting of senior defense and foreign affairs officials in Tokyo yesterday and agreed that North Korea’s latest missile test must not be condoned. They also discussed a range of security issues, such as China’s maritime advancement, the situation in Afghanistan, and Iran’s nuclear development. They confirmed that they will arrange for their defense and foreign ministers to hold a 2+2 meeting later this year, during which the French side is reportedly hoping to obtain Japan’s cooperation in using artificial intelligence for the defense of outer space and cyber space.  

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