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Japan wants closer maritime security cooperation with India

2015-01-18 09:56:13       source:Economic Times

January 17, 2015

"Japan today pitched for stronger  maritime security cooperation with India, saying both nations should "proactively" assume responsibilities to ensure "open and stable seas" in the region, comments seen as an effort to contain China's growing assertiveness in South China Sea.

Japanese Foreign Minister  Fumio Kishida said India and Japan have huge interests in the region extending from the Indian Ocean through the  South China Sea to the Pacific and both the countries should work jointly under their "special partnership" to ensure maritime security. "

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