Japan, UK oppose unilateral attempts to change status quo in seas hinh anh 1Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Yoshimasa Hayashi. (Photo: Kyodo/VNA)
Hanoi (VNA)Japan and the UK have agreed to step up security cooperation in order to realise a "free and open Indo-Pacific" region.

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that in their phone talks on November 24, Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and his British counterpart Liz Truss affirmed their strong opposition to unilateral attempts to change the status quo by force in the East China Sea and South China Sea (called the East Sea in Vietnam).

The ministers discussed the UK's bid to join the 11-member Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

They also agreed to work together to reduce carbon emissions following the recent 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, the UK./.