Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi agreed Wednesday cooperation between their countries on maritime security and other fields.
In a joint press conference after his meeting with Nyusi, Abe said that the Japan-Mozambique partnership is important to realizing a free and open Indo-Pacific region, and expressed his eagerness to strengthen the bilateral relationship.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two nations.
"I would like to further develop relation with Mozambique, which is a country that faces the Indian Ocean and is an entrance to southeast Africa, a place in which Japanese companies have great interest," Abe said in the beginning of their talks.
A joint statement issued by the two leaders stated strong opposition against any unilateral attempts to change the status quo that could heighten tensions, in view of China's continued expansion in the East and South China Seas.
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Japan's Liberal Democratic Party on Friday submitted a record of email exchanges in which Akie Abe, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife, denies her alleged payment of one million yen to an embattled school operator. (Jiji)
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New textbooks authorized for use in Japan's senior high schools from April next year contain more descriptions on foreign and defense policies undertaken by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government, such as the ability to engage in collective self-defense, according to the results of the education ministry's latest textbook screening disclosed Friday. (Japan Today)