Japan agrees to launch military hotline with China next year

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi visit JGSDF Camp Asaka

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's defence minister Nobuo Kishi agreed to launch a military hotline with China next year, Japan's government spokesperson said on Tuesday, citing recent talks between Kishi and his Chinese counterpart.

Kishi held a video call with Wei Fenghe on Monday where the Japanese defence chief stressed the importance of stability in the Taiwan strait, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said.

(Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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