Tel Aviv [Israel], August 30 (ANI/Sputnik): Japan and Israel signed a deal to strengthen cooperation within the space of defence together with trade of apparatus and know-how, Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz stated on Tuesday.
“Today, the two ancient nations, powerful democracies and engines of innovation, embark on a new venture, the partnership based on trust,” Gantz was quoted as saying by the Kyodo news company.
Gantz met earlier within the day together with his Japanese counterpart Yasukazu Hamada in Tokyo . The ministers didn’t specify what sort of gear and know-how could be coated by the settlement.
During the talks, Hamada additionally touched upon Russia’s navy operation in Ukraine, expressing his opposition to Moscow’s efforts to vary the established order within the area, the news company added, citing the Japanese Defence Ministry.
The deal was struck at a time when Japan is aspiring for an even bigger function in Indo-Pacific amid China’s rising affect. Tokyo has been making an attempt to counter Chinese clout within the area by growing financial and navy ties with the US and India, the 2 different main powers. (ANI/Sputnik)