Japan’s new defense minister reiterated that withdrawal of Self-Defense Force vessels from the Indian Ocean
9 16, the Prime Minister’s official residence in Tokyo, the new Japanese Prime Minister Hatoyama Yukio (formerly in) the rate of collective cabinet members appeared before the media. Day, Hatoyama Yukio named prime minister in both houses of Congress, elected by the elected Prime Minister of Japan’s new term, and form a new cabinet. Xinhua News Agency reporters Ren Zheng and Lai She
9 16, in the Japanese capital Tokyo, the Prime Minister’s official residence, the new Japanese defense minister Kitazawa handsome press conference. Xinhua News Agency reporters Ren Zheng and Lai She
Xinhua Tokyo, September 17 (Reporter Liu Chan) Japan’s new Defense Minister Kitazawa handsome at 17 am press conference at the first cabinet minister reiterated that the Democratic administration next year will be 1 month after the withdrawal of Self-Defense Force vessels from the Indian Ocean.
Kitazawa said, according to the basic propositions of the Democratic Party and the ruling three-party agreement reached in January next year, send the SDF to the Indian Ocean, the United States and other countries for the supply of fuel to ships after the expiration of the period, the government will not continue to extend the term of office. But send the SDF to the Indian Ocean on the alternative program, he said it would consult within the Government, hoping to make an international contribution to meet the needs.
on Japan-US relations, Kitazawa said the Democratic Party that the Japan-US defense relationship is the main axis of Japan’s diplomacy.
on their own as defense minister, he said, Hatoyama given him two instructions, one at the special defense of principle, to ensure civilian control, while ensuring Japan’s peace and security; The second is a re-examination, “National Defense Program Outline” for the development of a new “mid-term defense force preparedness plan” to cooperate with the relevant minister.
Democratic Party of Japan (the first party) Yukio Hatoyama at 16 pm at a special congressional election in elected Prime Minister named a new term for the Japanese prime minister, he formed a new cabinet that afternoon. On behalf of the former Democratic vice handsome Kitazawa any defense in the new cabinet minister.
Democratic Party has always advocated the dispatch of SDF to the Indian Ocean next year after the expiration of the period to extend the dispatch period is no longer, but did not clearly support the U.S. anti-terrorism and other forms of assistance to Afghanistan.