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Tōkyō : Japan | Sep 25, 2011 at 1:02 PM PDT
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Observers evaluating the Sea is one of the reasons that the Tokyo and Manila to promote military cooperation, especially in maritime security.

Philippines President Benigno Aquino III on 09/25 to the Japanese capital Tokyo, starting his visit lasted four days. According to Kyodo News, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda will discuss with President Aquino III on 27/09. During the meeting, expected the two leaders will discuss issues in the South China Sea disputes, pledged cooperation on maritime security and can sign a military cooperation agreement. Nikkei newspaper quoted experts of the two latest move to counter the increasing military activities in China in the waters in the region.

Shortly before the visit, a spokesman for the Philippines Presidential Herminio Coloma said problems in the South China Sea disputes concern not only for the parties directly concerned."Like the U.S. and many other side, Japan is also seeking peace and stability in the South China Sea. Therefore, it is a matter of common interest for both the Philippines and Japan, "said Coloma identified with AFP.

A few days ago, Ambassador of Japan in the Philippines Toshinao Urabe notice the two countries will "exchange of notes" about the idea solution for the disputed South China Sea. "Japan has legitimate concerns about maintaining stability and reduce stress.We want a peaceful solution within the framework of international law, "Manila Standard Today newspaper quoted Mr Urabe said.Earlier, the two officials also discussed about it and Manila proposal to establish a joint working group of experts on the South China Sea issue and other concerns in the sea.

The maritime security is a major topic in conferences, forums and meetings between leaders of the countries interested in the South China Sea issue. Specifically, during a meeting on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the UN in New York on 09/23, Noda Japanese Prime Minister and his Minister Manmohan Singh exchange views on maritime security and committed to working closely to ensure ensure peace and stability in the region. In New Delhi, India, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe proposed on 20.9 naval exercises to strengthen the joint. "Let us strengthen cooperation with the U.S., Australia and other countries in Asia to develop a stable, secure, free, open and prosperous," The Times of India newspaper quoted him as Abe calls. Expected, maritime security issues, including the South China Sea situation, will also be discussed at the East Asia Summit in Bali, Indonesia in November.

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Japan, Philippines to military cooperation
Mr. Aquino III (right) to Tokyo international airport on 25/09 - Photo: AFP
Le Thi Bich Lan is based in Vũng Tàu, Đông Nam Bộ, Vietnam, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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