Japan announces new plan for free and open Indo-Pacific

VOV’s correspondent in India
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(VOVWORLD) -During a visit to India, Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Monday a new plan to promote an open and free Indo-Pacific (FOIP), promising to invest 75 billion USD improve a wide range of things the region from security to the economy.

Japan announces new plan for free and open Indo-Pacific  - ảnh 1Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks at a joint press conference in New Delhi, March 20, 2023. (Photo: ANI)

Kishida said FOIP is built on "four pillars": keeping the peace, solving global challenges through cooperation among countries in the Indo-Pacific region, connecting globally through multiple platforms, and securing open seas and skies.

The plan is part of Japan’s effort to forge stronger ties with countries in South and Southeast Asia.

Kishida said FOIP is a long-term vision that aims to protect the law and freedom, noting that India plays an important role in maintaining regional peace and stability.

During his talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday in New Delhi, Kishida invited the leaders of South Korea, Brazil, India, Vietnam and four other countries to attend the G7 summit, which will be held in Hiroshima, in May.