Japan, Vietnam agree to boost maritime security cooperation

Tokyo (Alliance News) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang agreed on Tuesday to enhance their maritime security cooperation amid tensions over territorial disputes with China.

Japan is expected to provide patrol boats to Vietnam to counter China’s increased activity in regional waters.

The two leaders also called for freedom of flight above open waters, in an apparent criticism of China’s air defence identification zone (ADIZ) declaration, which stipulates that aircraft flying into another country’s ADIZ are required to identify themselves and provide flight data.

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Source: http://www.lse.co.uk



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