London [UK], 4 May (ANI): US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi have agreed to increase cooperation to deal with China and further strengthen their alliance to realize an independent and open Indo-Pacific Has promised.
Kyodo News reported that talks between the two leaders took place on Monday in London ahead of the G7 foreign ministers’ meeting.
Blinken and Motegi said that the two countries would oppose any unilateral attempt by China to change the status quo by force in the seas of East and South China.
“Motegi and Blinken also discussed China. They agreed to oppose any unilateral efforts to change the status quo in the East China and South China Seas. They also raised concerns about the status of human rights in the Xinjiang Uygar Autonomous Region Shared. They also agreed. The importance of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, “NHK World has stated in its report, citing the Japanese Foreign Ministry.
The two leaders also discussed Myanmar and North Korea. Surprisingly, in the US version of the meeting’s readout, there was no mention of China in the State Department press release.
Last Friday, top officials of Japan’s self-defense forces and the US military agreed to stand against any attempt to change the status quo in the East China Sea. Koji Yamazaki, head of joint staff of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces, who met in Hawaii, discussed the situation in the Indo-Pacific region amid China’s growing military activity.
These recent bilateral talks took place for the first time in a personal meeting between US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
Confirming his “ironclad” support for the US-Japanese alliance, President Biden said last month that the two countries work together to meet the challenges posed by China to ensure the future of the free and open Indo-Pacific. Committed to do. (ANI)