Maintenance. We are currently updating the site. Please check back shortly
Members login
  • TrustLaw
  • Members Portal
Subscribe Donate

Japan PM Abe: Agreed with Obama on broad range of security cooperation

Source: Reuters - Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:41 GMT
Author: Reuters
hum-war
Tweet Recommend Google + LinkedIn Email Print
Leave us a comment

TOKYO, April 24 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday the United States and Japan have agreed to cooperate on a broad range of security and defence issues, adding that U.S. President Barack Obama had welcomed Tokyo's efforts to review its exercise of collective self-defence.

Abe is seeking to lift Japan's self-imposed ban on the actual exercise of the right of collective self defence, or aiding an ally under attack.

Proponents say lifting the ban would free up the Japanese military to work more closely with the armed forces of the United States and other allies, while critics say it would make Japan more likely to get involved in overseas armed conflicts.

Abe made the remarks at a joint news conference after a summit meeting with Obama. (Reporting by Edmund Klamann; Editing by Dominic Lau)

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For more information see our Acceptable Use Policy.

comments powered by Disqus