Japan aims to raise security ties with Australia

in June 9th, 2021

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi (2nd R) and Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi (R) attend a video conference with Australian Foreign Minister and Minister for Women Marise Payne (top L) on screen, and Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton (top R) on screen, at Foreign Ministry in Tokyo, Japan June 9, 2021. Eugene Hoshiko/Pool via REUTERS


TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Wednesday he aimed to hold talks with Australia's foreign and defence ministers on strengthening bilateral cooperation to raise the two countries' security ties to new levels.

Motegi made the comment at the start of a meeting, via video conferencing, between foreign and defence ministers from Japan and Australia.