Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida will sign a defence treaty during a virtual summit on Thursday. Photo: AP
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida will sign a defence treaty during a virtual summit on Thursday. Photo: AP

Australia and Japan are about to sign a defence pact. China says other nations shouldn’t ‘stir up trouble’

  • Treaty will set out a framework to address ‘shared strategic security challenges’, according to Australian leader Scott Morrison
  • Beijing says cooperation between countries should improve trust and regional peace and shouldn’t target any third party

Topic |   China-Japan relations
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida will sign a defence treaty during a virtual summit on Thursday. Photo: AP
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida will sign a defence treaty during a virtual summit on Thursday. Photo: AP
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