Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, right, and Deputy Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh at talks in Tokyo. Photo: Kyodo
Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, right, and Deputy Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh at talks in Tokyo. Photo: Kyodo
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Japan, Vietnam vow to confront security threats in Indo-Pacific after China maritime assertiveness

  • At a meeting in Tokyo, ministers also confirmed that the principle of respecting independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity must be protected
  • Talks came as Japan and the US adopt a more confrontational stance toward China, represented by a summit of the Quad group involving Australia and India

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, right, and Deputy Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh at talks in Tokyo. Photo: Kyodo
Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, right, and Deputy Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh at talks in Tokyo. Photo: Kyodo
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