December 16, 2023Thomson Reuters

Japan and Malaysia sign $2.8 million maritime security assistance deal

Deal to boost Malaysia's maritime security, as Asian nations seek to counter an increasingly assertive China

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Japan will provide equipment such as rescue boats and supplies under the official security assistance deal

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Japanese Prime Minister Kishida welcomed the elevation of the Japan-Malaysia relationship to a "comprehensive strategic partnership", Japan's foreign ministry said in a statement.

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