UK’s Johnson to meet Japan’s Kishida to bolster defence, trade ties

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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday to bolster defence and trade cooperation, part of Britain’s post-Brexit policy to deepen ties with nations in the Indo-Pacific region. With talks expected to focus on measures to put pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin over his country’s invasion of Ukraine, the two leaders will also agree in principle a defence agreement allowing British and Japanese forces to work together. Johnson will announce the Reciprocal Access Agreement as a “landmark defence partnership”, which will see Br…

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