Japan approves spending for Self-Defense Forces in Middle East

Published January 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Reuters 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet decided on Tuesday to use about 507 million yen ($4.6 million) from this fiscal year’s budget reserves for the Self-Defense Forces in the Middle East, the finance ministry said.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is also ruling Liberal Democratic Party leader, speaks at a debate session ahead of July 21 upper house election at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan July 3, 2019.  (REUTERS / Issei Kato / MANILA BULLETIN)
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (REUTERS / Issei Kato / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

The move is aimed at ensuring peace and stability in the Middle East and the safety of Japan-related ships in the region, the ministry said in a statement.

 
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