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Singapore welcomes security role for Japan under alliance with US

Published on May 31, 2014 12:54 PM
 
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) shakes hands with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (right) during a meeting at Istana Presidential Palace in Singapore, on May 31, 2014. 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. -- PHOTO: AFP

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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