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Japan, EU Agree to Step Up Defense, Economic Ties, Show Concern About South China Sea Tension

2015-05-30 09:17:37       source:FOX News

May 29, 2015

"Japanese and European leaders have agreed to step up defense and economic ties, while expressing concern about rising tensions in the South China Sea.

European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker welcomed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to allow Japan's military a greater international role.

The three leaders expressed concern about rising territorial tensions in the South China and East China seas, and stressed the importance of the rule of law and peaceful solutions to maritime disputes."

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