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German navy chief stresses maintenance of order in Indo-Pacific 

  • November 10, 2021
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri
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Mainichi and Yomiuri wrote that Vice Adm. Kay-Achim Schonbach, the chief of the German Navy, and other German officials held a news conference at the Japan National Press Club on Tuesday. Concerning the recent deployment of the German frigate Bayern to the Indo-Pacific, the vice admiral reportedly said the deployment will send a message that his nation is committed to maintaining the global order based on international rules. The German navy chief reportedly added: “Although Germany has looked at the development of Asian nations only from the aspect of economic relations, that is not enough. There are escalating conflicts in the Indo-Pacific region, including unresolved territorial disputes. We are concerned that freedom of navigation and the international order in the region will be disturbed.” However, he reportedly added that Germany has no intention to oppose a specific county. 

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