U.S.-Japan Make Joint Statement on Indo-Pacific Security

Maintain strong objection to China’s ongoing claims for power.

The U.S. Department of Defense released a joint statement last week made by the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee. Secretary of State Blinken, Secretary of Defense Austin, Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Hayashi, and Japanese Minister of Defense Kishi, met virtually to confirm a unified effort against ongoing actions by China in the Indo-Pacific to undermine human rights and reshape maps according to their wishes.

“The Ministers expressed their concerns that ongoing efforts by China to undermine the rules-based order present political, economic, military, and technological challenges to the region and the world,” the U.S. Defense Department reported. “They resolved to work together to deter and, if necessary, respond to destabilizing activities in the region.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Blinken to have discernment as he promotes diplomatic solutions to Chinese military threat.
  • For wisdom for Secretary Austin as he strategizes how best to deter China through the Defense Department.
  • For Minister Hayashi and Minister Kishi as they seek to preserve Japan from Chinese threats.

Sources: Department of Defense


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