A meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and British Prime Minister David Cameron has been arranged on the sidelines of the G8 Summit at the County of Fermanagh in Northern Ireland next week. According to a government source, an agreement between Japan and the United Kingdom will create a defense intelligence-sharing pact. Other issues concerning both nations will also be in the table when the two prime ministers meet.
In addition to defense intelligence-sharing pact, Japan and the United Kingdom are looking forward to a mutual agreement of protecting their technologies concerning the development of protective suits. After the Japanese security council made its decision to loosen its ban on weapons exports in 2011, provided that exports will only concern peacekeeping and no military technology or arms will be sold without Tokyo’s consent, Japan and the UK both made a deal in April last year to develop defense equipments together.
According to the source, the vexatious issue of North Korea’s nuclear power program will be discussed between Abe and Cameron when they meet at the G8 Summit, their first time as prime ministers. They are also expected to address issues concerning the Middle East like the civil war in Syria and nuclear program of Iran. Besides these delicate issues, Japan and the UK will also deal with Japan’s economic ties, including free-trade agreements, with the European Union.
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