The Daily Manila Shimbun


Japan hails China’s support for North Korea sanctions

October 24, 2017

CLARK, PHILIPPINES- Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera on Tuesday lauded China for backing UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs.

Onodera was meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Chang Wanquan, on the sidelines of a meeting of defense ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Clark, the Philippines.

The two also agreed to make efforts to launch a proposed maritime and air communications mechanism between Japan and China, designed to prevent accidental armed clashes between the two countries, at an early date.

Onodera also had a conversation with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. Shoigu said Russia opposes Pyongyang's recent provocations and will implement sanctions against the reclusive country. Jiji Press