Japan, US agree to further cooperate to develop new missile defence system

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29 August 2020

Japanese Defence Minister Taro Kono and US Defence Secretary Mark Esper have agreed to further cooperate on developing a new missile defence system, APA reports citing Japan's Kyodo news agency.

The agreement was reached during a meeting in Guam focused on security cooperation and partnership, as well as regional issues.

According to the news agency, the officials discussed interaction in missile defence after Japan abruptly refused to deploy US Aegis Ashore land-based missile defence systems.

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