Prime Minister Suga "Together with a Peaceful and Prosperous Future in the Indo-Pacific Region" October 21, 13:05
At a press conference in Indonesia, Prime Minister Suga said, "We will promote concrete cooperation with the leaders of Vietnam and Indonesia in order to create a peaceful and prosperous future for the Indo-Pacific region in ASEAN and Japan. We agreed to go, "he emphasized the results of his first foreign visit since taking office.
Prime Minister Suga visited Vietnam and Indonesia as his first foreign visit after taking office, and held a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia after noon Japan time.
In this, Prime Minister Suga said, "We can help each other and strengthen our ties with the aim of realizing the basic principles of the rule of law, openness, and transparency in the region of the Indo-Pacific. Because there are. "
"The outlook on the Indo-Pacific issued by ASEAN last year and Japan's" free and open Indo-Pacific "have a lot of essential commonalities, and Japan fully supports" Outlook. " I will do it. "
On that basis, Prime Minister Suga said, "At the summit meeting between the two countries, we expressed our desire to create a peaceful and prosperous future for the Indo-Pacific region together in ASEAN and Japan, and agreed to promote concrete cooperation. I did, "he emphasized the results of his first foreign visit since taking office.
About the South China Sea
On the other hand, Prime Minister Suga said, "In the Indo-Pacific, peace and prosperity of the region will be realized only when it is free and open to everyone and the rule of law is thoroughly enforced, but in the South China Sea, it goes backwards. There is a movement to do so, and we are watching with concern. "
"Japan opposes any act that raises tensions in the South China Sea. All parties to the South China Sea issue will strive for a peaceful resolution of the conflict under international law, not by force or intimidation. I reemphasize the importance of that. "
About Japan-Korea relations
In addition, Prime Minister Suga said that the date of the summit meeting of the three countries of Japan, China and South Korea has not been decided, and said, "If the foreclosure assets of Japanese companies are cashed, it will be for Japan-South Korea relations. It will lead to a very serious situation and must be avoided. This is what I have said repeatedly. "