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Japan, France pledge to deepen bilateral security cooperation 

  • January 22, 2022
  • , Yomiuri, Sankei
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Saturday’s Yomiuri and Sankei reported on a joint statement issued by Japan and France on Friday following the virtual 2+2 foreign and defense ministerial meeting on Thursday. The document mentioned the launch of bilateral discussions for the conclusion of a reciprocal access agreement aimed at deepening coordination between the two militaries in joint training. It also voiced “strong concern” about China’s unilateral attempt to alter the status quo in the South and East China Seas and underscored the importance of ensuring peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.  

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