Japan and Australia signed a revised defense pact
SYDNEY – Following a summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Japan and Australia on Saturday signed a revised pact to boost logistics cooperation between their defense forces.
Under the revised Japan-Australia acquisition and cross-servicing agreement (ACSA), the Self-Defense Forces will now be able to supply ammunition to the Australian military.
At a news conference, Abe and Turnbull underscored the importance of their cooperation, as well as trilateral cooperation with the United States, and its significance for the Asia-Pacific region.
Turnbull said the agreement “improves the capacity of our defense forces to provide each other with logistical support during exercises, operations and other activities.” Read article here
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian leader Malcolm Turnbull walk together along the shore of Sydney Harbor on Saturday. | Photo credit to REUTERS