Japans Yomiuri Shimbun reported on May 3 that after the talks, the two governments signed a memorandum to promote cooperation in the defense industry. This is the first time that the Japanese government has signed a memorandum of understanding on inter-industry cooperation in defense, with the aim of restraining China.
Reported that since November 2015, Japans defense has visited Vietnam three and a half years apart. We hope to deepen our relationship in the new era, Iwaya said at the beginning of the talks. Wu Chunli said: Your visit has contributed to the new stage of defense relations between the two countries.
Iwaya conveys plans to dock the USS Chueyun frigate at Vietnams ports in June. Japan also plans to convert the Out of the Cloud into an aircraft carrier.
Eastern IC Data Map of the Frigate Chuiyun
Reported that the Japanese government holds the so-called sense of crisis to China, so it dispatched frigates to dock with coastal countries in the South China Sea to strengthen cooperation with other countries.
Reported that the Cloud will stop at Vietnam port via Malaysia after a joint cruise exercise with the French carrier Charles de Gaulle in the Indian Ocean and US-Australian warships in late May. It will also make its first stop in Brunei and is scheduled to visit the Philippines in July.
It is reported that the main content of the memorandum is to promote the exchange of defense industries between the two countries. The two sides envisage cooperation in the cutting-edge technology areas with advantages in Japans defense industry, including marine security, surveillance and network.
Source: Responsible Editor of Reference Message Network: Shi Jianlei_NBJ11331