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PH, Japan can only advance with regional stability – Aquino

/ 01:44 PM June 24, 2014
President Benigno S. Aquino III, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

President Benigno S. Aquino III and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe address the media in a joint press conference in Tokyo. Malacañang Photo

MANILA, Philippines – There is no progress for the Philippines and Japan without regional stability, President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday said during a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Aquino said both of them “share the view that prosperity and development cannot exist in a vacuum.”

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“That advancement of our peoples and our region can only be fully realized in a context that fosters stability,” the President said in a televised speech.

He pointed out that Japan is a strategic partner of the Philippines and that it is important for them to “jointly face the changing dynamics of our regional security environment.”

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The Philippine leader said advancing the rules of law to protect global and regional common interests are among the important topics that will be discussed between them.

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