India, Japan, U.S. stress keeping sea lanes open

India, Japan, U.S. stress keeping sea lanes open

What has happened?

Senior diplomats of India, Japan and the U.S. held the 9th trilateral meeting here on Wednesday, focusing on connectivity, counter-terrorism and other regional and global issues of common concern, a joint press release issued after the meeting, said. 

Increase connectivity in Indo-Pacific

The officials reviewed the outcomes of the Trilateral Infrastructure Working Group that met in Washington in February and agreed to continue to collaborate to promote increased connectivity in the Indo-Pacific

Enhanced Cooperation

The officials explored practical steps to enhance cooperation in the areas of connectivity and infrastructure development, counter-proliferation, counter-terrorism, maritime security, maritime domain awareness and HA-DR (Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief) 

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