The Daily Manila Shimbun


Japan, Malta pledge cooperation on maritime security

May 28, 2017

VALLETTA, MALTA - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Maltese counterpart, Joseph Muscat, on Saturday agreed that the two countries will work together to ensure the rule of law at sea.
The agreement came as the two leaders met in Valletta, the capital of the Mediterranean island nation of Malta.
Abe and Muscat confirmed that Japan and the European Union will aim to reach a broad agreement in their talks on an economic partnership agreement as early as possible.
The two leaders also agreed to uphold free trade. Malta holds the rotating presidency of the EU for the first half of this year. (Jiji Press)