Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Visits Mongolia

Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Kanazawa and State Secretary of the Ministry of Defense Choijamts
Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Kanazawa and State Secretary of the Ministry of Defense Choijamts

Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Kanazawa visited Mongolia for the first time in his capacity as Administrative Vice-Minister from November 14 to 16. In addition to implementing Defense Vice-Ministerial Level Meeting, he also paid courtesy calls on the Minister of Defense and Minister of Foreign Affairs, and visited the PKO Center.

At the first Defense Vice-Ministerial Level Meeting with State Secretary of the Ministry of Defense Choijamts, Mr. Kanazawa made remarks on advancing cooperation in Military Medicine and PKO (Military Enginnering), as part of efforts to provide support for capacity building. State Secretary Choijamts responded that such support met the needs of Mongolia, and stated that it would be regarded as important for Mongolia. State Secretary Choijamts also mentioned that Mongolian graduates of the National Defense Academy of Japan are playing an important role in building the capacity of the armed forces.

The two parties also exchanged views on the regional security situation and other topics during the meeting.

Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Visits Vietnam

Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Kanazawa visited Vietnam from November 25 to 27.

On November 26, he implemented the first Defense Vice-Ministerial Level Meeting with Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Defence Vinn. In response to Mr. Vinn’s welcome remarks, Mr. Kanazawa expressed his delight to hold the first Defense Vice-Ministerial Level Meeting. He also expressed his intention to strengthen bilateral security relations and enhance regional security in cooperation with Mr. Vinn.

Mr. Vinn expressed his intention to make Vice-Ministerial Level Meetings the most important item on high-level visit in the future. He also remarked on multilateral cooperation that he hopes to gain Japan’s cooperation on multilateral frameworks such as the ARF and ADMM Plus.

They also exchanged views on topics such as security situation in the Asia-Pacific region.

Mr. Kanazawa also paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Defence Thanh at Vietnam’s Ministry of Defence. Both sides concurred on working together and taking concrete steps toward expanding defense exchange in the future.

Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Kanazawa and Minister of Defence Thanh
Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Kanazawa and Minister of
Defence Thanh
Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Kanazawa and Deputy Minister of Defence Vinn
Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Kanazawa and Deputy Minister
of Defence Vinn

15th Annual Chiefs of Defense Conference (CHOD)

Chief of Joint Staff Iwasaki (second from left) exchanging opinions with chiefs of staff and defense commanders of eight other countries at a multilateral meeting (involving nine countries)
Chief of Joint Staff Iwasaki (second from left) exchanging opinions with chiefs of staff and defense commanders of eight other countries at a multilateral meeting (involving nine countries)

From November 5 to 8, Chief of Joint Staff Iwasaki attended the 15th Annual Chiefs of Defense Conference (CHOD) in Sydney, Australia.

The 15th CHOD was co-hosted by the Australian Defence Force and the U.S. Pacific Command, and attended by commanders and chiefs of staff of defense forces from 27 countries in Asia, the Pacific Rim, and other regions. Attendees exchanged views on various issues, with a focus on security in the Asia-Pacific region.

In addition to the main conference, the Japanese delegation also held bilateral and multilateral meetings with delegates from many countries. The meetings contributed to deepening mutual understanding and awareness, establishing trust, and enhancing mutual relations.

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