Japan, China agree to boost defence dialogue - Japan defence minister

The second plenary session of the 19th Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi said on Sunday that he agreed with his Chinese counterpart to promote dialogue and exchanges.

Japan warned against China's attempts to change the status quo in the South and East China Sea, and said peace and security of the Taiwan Strait was important not only to Japan but to the international community, Kishi told reporters of his meeting with Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe in Singapore.

(Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by)

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