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Japan, Vietnam to further strengthen defence cooperation

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Japan's Takeshi and Nguyen met here on Saturday and discussed ways to strengthen defence cooperation between the two countries.

Japanese officials told The Times that the two nations would promote exchange programmes for their defence industries while vessels will make port calls in

"Drawing on the results of this visit, would like to strengthen ties with and contribute to regional stability and peace," was quoted as saying while addressing the press after the meeting that took place on the last day of his three-day visit to Vietnam.

Last week, and his Vietnamese counterpart held talks and agreed to seek a peaceful resolution for territorial issues in the Sea.

lays its claims on disputed waters of the Sea which is known for large stocks of fishes and possibly holds and

is promoting bilateral and multilateral defence cooperation with the Southeast Asian countries under its defence guidelines to counter China's growing assertiveness in the region.

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First Published: Sun, May 05 2019. 22:28 IST