About the Japan-Canada Defense Minister TV talks

We would like to inform you that the marking has been carried out as follows.

A television talk was held between Defense Minister Kishi and Defense Minister Anand for about 30 minutes from 8:45 on December 9, 2021.

At the beginning, Minister Kishi expressed his congratulations to Minister of Defense Anand for his inauguration, and Minister Anand expressed his gratitude.

The two Ministers exchanged views on regional affairs and confirmed that they will continue to work closely together to maintain and promote the rule of law in the Indo-Pacific region. In it, the two ministers reiterated their intention to strongly oppose the unilateral attempt to change the status quo and any act that raises tension in the situation surrounding the East China Sea and the South China Sea, and ruled the law. We agreed to clearly send a message that a free and open maritime order based on the importance is important.

The two Ministers also agreed that the situation in North Korea is a serious issue for the international community as a whole, including the repeated launches of ballistic missiles and other missiles. Minister Kishi stated that he appreciates Canada’s continued dispatch of assets for vigilance and surveillance activities against illegal maritime activities, including “ship-to-ship” by North Korea, and both ministers said that North Korea would , Confirmed willingness to continue to work together, including “ship-to-ship” measures, towards the realization of complete, verifiable and irreversible disposal (CVID) of all weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles of all ranges. Did.

The two Ministers agreed to continue close communication between defense authorities and to continue to actively promote defense cooperation and exchanges to maintain and strengthen the “free and open Indo-Pacific”. did.

Finally, Minister Anand invited Minister Kishi to visit Canada when the travel restrictions associated with the new coronavirus infection were lifted.

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