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Japanese ships on Indo-Pacific mission stop in Singapore

Baku, October 18, AZERTAC

Two Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force ships are in Singapore — where a major meeting of defense ministers is underway — as the last stop of a two-month deployment through the Indo-Pacific region, Kyodo news agency reported.

At a news conference Thursday aboard the helicopter carrier and destroyer Kaga, berthed at Singapore’s Changi Naval Base, Rear Adm. Tatsuya Fukuda said it was “just a coincidence” that the two Japanese ships were visiting Singapore at the same time during the “ASEAN Defense Ministers-Plus” meeting.

The defense ministers from the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are gathered with their counterparts from eight major powers outside the region — the United States, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Russia, Australia and New Zealand — for the annual meeting.

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