Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak, who is on a Japan visit, have agreed to work together in pushing for security of navigation.

They also stressed the need for a peaceful solution to territorial disputes between China and its neighbours in the East Sea .

Speaking at a joint press conference following their meeting on May 21 in Tokyo , the Malaysian PM reiterated the significance of maintaining peace and stability in the East Sea and resolving all matters in line with international law and practices.

Abe said he hopes to deepen cooperation with Malaysia , including in settling regional issues.

He also pledged to offer aid to Malaysia in capacity building and human resource development through more exchanges between their coast guards and defence authorities.-VNA