The Japan Coast Guard and the United States Coast Guard exchanged documents that include strengthening cooperation through joint training, etc., and promoted capacity building support for maritime security agencies in Asian countries toward the realization of a "free and open Indo-Pacific". I'm going.

The signing ceremony for the document compiled by the Japan Coast Guard and the United States Coast Guard was attended by Yoshio Seguchi, the chief of the field, and Lieutenant General McAllister, the commander of the Pacific Ocean, and each signed it.

The document is positioned as an annex to the memorandum of understanding signed in 2010, and aims to realize a "free and open Indo-Pacific" by providing joint training, staff exchanges, and capacity building support for coast guard agencies in Asian countries. It includes promotion.

Prior to this, the two organizations have been working to teach the Philippine Coast Guard on-site inspection methods and suppression techniques last month, and will conduct joint training for rescue and smuggling measures off the coast of the United States until next month. is.

"The signature will enable smooth progress of joint efforts and symbolize the cooperation between Japan and the United States Coast Guard. We would like to spread the efforts and ideas to the Indo-Pacific region," said Seguchi Coast Guard. rice field.

"The expansion of cooperation between the two institutions will be a permanent symbol of the mutual values ​​of the strength of the Japan-US alliance and the rule of law," said Vice Admiral McAllister.