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Japan supports Vietnam coastal defense (NHK)


Koichiro Gemba-Japan FM

Japan’s Foreign Minister says the country is willing to help Vietnam bolster its coastal patrol capabilities.

Koichiro Gemba met with Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh in Hanoi on Saturday.

They discussed regional tensions over disputed islands in the South China Sea. The ministers agreed that both Vietnam and China should abide by international laws and refrain from unilateral actions.

Minh acknowledged that his country’s coastal defenses are inadequate. Vietnam has a navy but not an equivalent of Japan’s Coast Guard.

Gemba said Japan is willing to help Vietnam set up such an institution and train its personnel.

Gemba and Minh also discussed economic help.

Minh asked Japan for cooperation in nuclear energy, saying nuclear power is essential for Vietnam’s economic growth.

Gemba visited Vietnam after attending a series of meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/politics.html

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