9 December 2022
Japan and Australia held security talks of their foreign and defence ministers in Tokyo on Friday to discuss further deepening military ties between the two countries. The meeting was held after Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese signed a new bilateral security agreement in October.
The agreement and a reciprocal access agreement that Japan and Australia signed in January form “an architecture” for their deeper cooperation that would also include the United States, Australian Defence Minister Richard Marles said in opening remarks to the meeting.
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