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Foreign Secretary welcomes security reforms in Japan

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond congratulates Japan on new security legislation.

I congratulate the Japanese Parliament on passing legislation that will allow Japan to play a greater role in international peace and security. The UK welcomes these security reforms, and we look forward to Japan taking an increasingly active part in peacekeeping operations and supporting international efforts to secure peace and prosperity.

I look forward to further discussions with the Japanese government as it implements these important changes. We remain determined to work closely with Japan to defend and protect our global shared interests, and play our part in upholding the rules-based international system.

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