Japanese Defense Minister Confirms Crisis Hotline with China

Published By : 14 Jan 2015 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

In order to prevent the inadvertent disputes in the East China Sea, China and Japan will very soon launch airspace and maritime crisis management mechanism, said Gen Nakatani, Defense Minister earlier on Tuesday. 

Just a day after bilateral talks on this issue, Nakatani announced at a news conference that they have settled on the fact to make the mechanism operational at a very early date. At any point in time during an increased risk of unprecedented events in airspace and waters including the clashes in the East China Sea, the Defense Minister would like to welcome it as a major step to resolve the query at the earliest. 

Many Defense Ministry officials said that defense authorities from both the nations commonly discussed an array of issues and shared a common view including the technical aspects of the crisis mechanism.   

The maritime crisis management mechanism is designed to prevent the clashes at sea, as well as in the sky said officials from the ministry, China’s Defense Ministry and the Maritime Self-Defense Force. 

Japan is in the hope and pursuit to build relations of trust and encourage mutual understanding through dialogue, said Yoshihide Suga – Chief Cabinet Secretary. 

Prime Minister of Japan and President of China came to common working-level talks in November to alleviate the tensions regarding the sovereignty of the Senkaku Islands.

The two countries have concurred to find their common grounds over the use of common radio frequency for their planes and ships around the areas of Senkakus and set up a hotline and hold annual meetings. Beijing calls the Japan islands Diaoyu. 

Since Japan, the talks on the maritime crisis management were stalled effectively. 

In addition, the Chinese marine ships have frequently been maneuvered near the uninhabited chain. They have also faced close uncomfortable encounters between fighter jets from both the countries over the fear of raising an accident and over the East China Sea. 

In 2013, Beijing declared a new air defense identification sector situated in the East China Sea. This zone certainly overlaps Japan.
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