Japan and Australia willing to join their military forces

News 18 January, 2018
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    Thursday, 18 January, 2018 04:19

    Thursday, 18 January, 2018 04:19

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    JAPAN | The australian Prime minister has made Thursday a visit to Tokyo, with the objective of strengthening the military partnership with Japan facing the north Korean threat and the maritime ambitions of China.

    Malcolm Turnbull has turned up in the morning in a training center of the japan self-defense Forces (SDF) with his japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.

    The two leaders are working to conclude a defence pact in order to conduct operations and maneuvers joint. This would be the case of the first pact of this kind for Japan, which would thus be from Australia, its closest ally after the United States.

    “The military agreement, when it will be concluded, will be a pillar of security cooperation between Japan and Australia,” commented a diplomat in japan prior to the discussion.

    The two parties want to unite their forces while Pyongyang has increased in the last year the firing of missiles and conducted a sixth nuclear test, presented as that of a hydrogen bomb.

    Mr Turnbull has called on the international community to maintain pressure on the regime of Kim Jong-un, despite the recent initiation of détente between the two Koreas, at the approach of the Olympic games in Pyeongchang.

    “We need to maintain these sanctions. It is the only way to bring it back to the reason this plan unwise and rogue” he said on the occasion of its movement.

    It must be “lucid”, he added: “history teaches us a lesson cruel North Korea is. They usually build up their militarization before a lull to try to convince them that they have changed when in fact nothing has changed”.

    The growing influence of China in Asia Pacific, both from a military point of view that economic, is also encouraged Japan and Australia closer together.

    The responsible australian should also attend a special session of the national security Council. On the economic aspect, both countries were meant to evoke the wide-ranging agreement on free trade Asia-Pacific (TPP), that they wish to raise to 11 countries after the decision of Donald Trump to withdraw the United States from the pact.