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UK Prime Minister Theresa May Visits the Escort Ship Izumo

UK Prime Minister Theresa May Visits the Escort Ship Izumo

On August 31st, 2017, the Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, visited the escort ship Izumo docked in Yokosuka together with Minister of Defense Onodera. While on the Izumo, Prime Minister May received a briefing on the regional situation, Japan-U.K. defense exchanges and cooperation, and a summary of the activities of the Izumo. She also took part in a discussion with divers who participated in the Western Pacific Mine Countermeasure and Diving Exercises (MCMEX/ DIVEX) and observed curry being prepared in the ship’s galley. After the briefing, Prime Minister May stated that she gained a clearer understanding of the recent regional situation, noticed marked advancements in Japan-U.K. defense cooperation, advances in joint training between the two countries will not only improve both countries’ operational capabilities, but further deepen bilateral cooperation, and she would like to further advance this cooperation in the future.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May Visits the Escort Ship Izumo
UK Prime Minister Theresa May Visits the Escort Ship Izumo
UK Prime Minister Theresa May Visits the Escort Ship Izumo
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