Minister of Defense Kishi announced that Japan and the United Kingdom will hold ministerial talks on foreign affairs and defense next month in the form of a video conference, and will realize a "free and open Indo-Pacific" with China's advance into the ocean in mind. He expressed his intention to exchange opinions on the cooperation between the two countries toward the goal.
At a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, Defense Minister Kishi announced that a ministerial consultation on foreign affairs and defense between Japan and the United Kingdom, the so-called 2 plus 2, will be held on the 3rd of next month in the form of a video conference.
Then, with the promotion of defense cooperation based on the fact that the United Kingdom has announced a policy of dispatching aircraft carriers to the waters surrounding East Asia, and China's strengthening of marine advancement, "Free and Open India" He expressed his desire to exchange views on cooperation between the two countries toward the realization of the "Pacific".
Minister Kishi said, "I would be very happy if we could show that the relationship between Japan and the United Kingdom, which has a long history and tradition, is becoming closer. We would like to aim to strengthen new defense cooperation through discussions." ..