By: Central News Agency
Taipei, Sept. 19 (CNA) Taiwan is hoping that Japan will fulfill its international responsibility and contribute to international peace and stability, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Saturday, after Japan’s parliament passed two controversial security bills earlier in the day.
The passage of the two bills means that Japanese troops will be allowed to fight abroad for the first time in the 70 years since the end of World War II. Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Eleanor Wang said that the bills were aimed at expanding Japan’s participation in international security affairs and deepening its security alliance with the United States.
The U.S.-Japan security alliance serves as a basis for regional peace and stability, she said. “We’ll continue to keep close tabs on related developments.” Taiwan hopes that Japan will fulfill its international obligations and contribute to peace, stability and prosperity in the international community, Wang said. [FULL STORY]