Outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and also his Australian equivalent Scott Morrison on Tuesday verified the relevance of security teamwork in between their nations and also promised to enhance ties under Abe’s successor, Japan’s Foreign Ministry claimed.
In a 30-minute telephone call, Abe described to Morrison his choice to surrender so he can obtain therapy for persistent digestive tract condition, and also gave thanks to the Australian premier for his relationship while in workplace, according to the ministry.
Abe called Australia an “indispensable security partner” in the Indo-Pacific, and also both concurred that their nations must proceed to play a leading duty in the area, the ministry claimed.
Japan and also Australia have actually been tipping up teamwork in between their militaries to counter China’s expanding assertiveness in contested waters in the South China Sea.
The 2 nations, together with shared ally the United States, in July, accomplished joint training workouts near the waters as a program of may.
Japan and also Australia have actually additionally slammed China for presenting a debatable nationwide security legislation in Hong Kong that doubters claim is ruining flexibilities and also civils rights in the semiautonomous area.