He Japanese foreign minister warned, again, by the rapprochement between China and Russiaand urged the international community to stick together and provide a strong and effective response in the face of the threats that their military alliances represent.
Yoshimasa Hayashi joined dozens of peers from the European Union and the Indo-Pacific region on Saturday for a summit to which Beijing was not invited and in which he said that the war in Ukraine “has shaken the foundations of the international order”.
Faced with this, he added, security in these areas has become indivisible and must remain so.
“Since Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, the security situation here in Europe and in the Pacific are not separable. It is therefore very important and significant that ministers jointly discuss these issues”, he declared to the press upon his arrival in Stockholm.
“Otherwise, similar challenges will arise in other regions and the existing order, which has underpinned our peace and prosperity, could be fundamentally upset.” continuous.
Japan is one of the countries that has openly expressed its support for kyiv and that views the position of the Kiev regime with suspicion. Xi Jinping which -on the contrary- claims to be neutral but keeps his “limitless” relationship with Moscow. Also, Beijing has blamed USA and the NATO to generate the war conflict.
even the daily The New York Times exposed that China sold Russia drones and spare parts for more than 12 million dollars in order to resupply the decimated troops in the face of the unexpected prolongation of the conflict and the strict sanctions that weigh on the country.
The shipments, made through almost 70 exporters, included various products from DJI – the world’s best-known Chinese manufacturer of drones – and reached their destination through intermediaries since the company is part of the blacklist of the Department of Commerce of United States since 2020.
On the other hand, Beijing continues to assist its peer as it remains as one of the largest buyers of its oilwhich ensures a flow of money to maintain the offense.
This contrast of positions was evident last March when the Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishidavisited kyiv at the same time that the Chinese leader met with Putin in Moscow.
Adding to Xi Jinping’s stance on the war, Hayashi took aim at Beijing by “continue and intensify their unilateral attempts” to change the status quo in the East and South China seas by forceas well as increase its military activities around Taiwan.
“China and Russia are strengthening their military collaboration, including joint flights of their bombers and joint naval exercises in the vicinity of Japan.”he pointed.
Beijing has been claiming sovereignty over these waters and islands for years and has recently intensified its threats and intimidation maneuvers, claiming its right to defend its sovereignty and development interests.
This has raised tension in the area to a maximum and led to increasing support from allies for the region.
(With information from The Associated Press)
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