Japan, Australia urge peaceful resolution of Taiwan Strait issues

Japan, Australia urge peaceful resolution of Taiwan Strait issues

Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi speaks at a news conference in Tokyo
Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi speaks at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, Sep 16, 2020. (File photo: REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon)

TOKYO: Japan and Australia have agreed to urge a peaceful resolution of Taiwan-related issues, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Wednesday (Jun 9), as China steps up pressure on the self-ruled island it claims as its own.

"We confirmed the importance of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, and agreed to urge a peaceful resolution of the cross-Strait issues," Motegi told reporters after a meeting of defence and foreign ministers from Japan and Australia.

The meeting took place via video conferencing.

Source: Reuters/ta

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