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Wednesday, June 09, 2021, 12:27
Foreign minister: Japan aims to boost security ties with Australia
By Reuters
Wednesday, June 09, 2021, 12:27 By Reuters

Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi speaks during a joint press conference following a signing ceremony at the two-plus-two Foreign and Defense Ministers meeting between Japan and Indonesia at the Iikura Guesthouse of the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo on March 30, 2021. (DAVID MAREUIL / POOL / AFP)

Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Wednesday he aimed to hold talks with Australia's foreign and defense ministers on strengthening bilateral cooperation to raise the two countries' security ties to new levels.

Motegi made the comment at the start of a meeting, via video conferencing, between foreign and defence ministers from Japan and Australia.

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