Conclusion of the annual consultations between the Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Defense of Australia and Japan in Tokyo

Friday 1438/7/24 - 2017/04/21
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Canberra, 24 Rajab,1438 AH, 21 April,2017 , SPA -- The seventh ministerial consultation meeting between the foreign ministers and defense of Australia and Japan ended in Tokyo yesterday.
The ministers welcomed the close cooperation between Japan and Australia, and stressed their determination to further promote the special strategic partnership between the two countries, including democracy, human rights, the rule of law, open markets and free trade, said a statement from the Australian Foreign Office.
The statement added that the Australian side and his Japanese counterpart confirmed their security and military alliance in the face of common challenges, especially North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons programs.
-- SPA
17:02 LOCAL TIME 14:02 GMT