Japan and the Philippines have signed an “Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement,” allowing Japan to supply arms and military equipment to the Philippines to counter Chinese aggression in disputed territorial waters. The agreement came after Japan signed defense pacts worth $40bn with India and $3bn with Vietnam.
– The meeting discussed the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between two countries.
– The agreement involves the sharing of military facilities and cooperation in defense-related activities.
– The meeting focused on the benefits and implications of the EDCA, including its potential impact on national security.
– The attendees expressed support for the agreement, but also raised concerns about its possible negative effects.
– The meeting also touched on other defense-related topics, including military exercises and coordination between the two countries.