31 May '14, 5am

Singapore welcomes security role for Japan under alliance with US

Singapore welcomes security role for Japan under alliance with US

Singapore welcomes Japan's desire to contribute to peace and security in the region, within the framework of the US-Japan Security Alliance, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday. He made the remarks at a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is in Singapore for the annual Shangri-la Dialogue. Mr Abe, giving the keynote speech on Friday night at the gathering for defence ministers and top military brass, had outlined his vision for a more robust Japanese role in the region's peace and security. He also said that Japan supported South-east Asian countries in their attempts to resolve maritime disputes with China.

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