A vessel of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force, such as those that can now be sold to Vietnam under the new accord, is seen conducting training in the East China Sea. Photo: Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force Handout A vessel of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force, such as those that can now be sold to Vietnam under the new accord, is seen conducting training in the East China Sea. Photo: Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force Handout
A vessel of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force, such as those that can now be sold to Vietnam under the new accord, is seen conducting training in the East China Sea. Photo: Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force Handout

Amid China worries, Japan-Vietnam sign defence export deal

  • The accord enabling exports of Japanese-made defence equipment and technology to the Southeast Asian nation was signed in Hanoi
  • Both sides reportedly agreed to work together for a rules-based international order and reaffirmed the importance of freedom of navigation and overflight

Topic |   South China Sea
A vessel of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force, such as those that can now be sold to Vietnam under the new accord, is seen conducting training in the East China Sea. Photo: Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force Handout A vessel of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force, such as those that can now be sold to Vietnam under the new accord, is seen conducting training in the East China Sea. Photo: Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force Handout
A vessel of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force, such as those that can now be sold to Vietnam under the new accord, is seen conducting training in the East China Sea. Photo: Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force Handout
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