Japanese, Vietnamese Defense Chiefs Vow To Enhance Regional Security
Sumaira FH Published November 23, 2021 | 08:18 PM
Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi and his Vietnamese counterpart, Phan Van Giang, talked on Tuesday about enhancing cooperation in the region to protect freedom of navigation and achieve other security goals
TOKYO (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 23rd November, 2021) Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi and his Vietnamese counterpart, Phan Van Giang, talked on Tuesday about enhancing cooperation in the region to protect freedom of navigation and achieve other security goals.
"Renewing their resolve to contribute more proactively to the peace and stability of the region and the international community... the ministers shared the view to further accelerate various collaborative efforts, including high level engagement and multilateral cooperation," a post-meeting statement read.
"They shared a strong opposition to.
.. any unilateral attempts to change the status quo by coercion and confirmed the importance of Japan and Vietnam to continue to cooperate in upholding the existing international order based on the rule of law," the Japanese defense ministry said.
On North Korea, Minister Kishi said that the Communist state's ballistic missile program posed a serious challenge to the international community and promised to seek its complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement.
The ministers oversaw the signing of two memoranda of cooperation on cybersecurity and military medicine. Kishi confirmed that Japan would work closely with Vietnam to organize a Japan-ASEAN cybersecurity training program and that it would accelerate the delivery of ships to Vietnam under the September pact.