NEW YORK (Kyodo) Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama reaffirmed Tuesday in talks with British counterpart Gordon Brown that his administration will not extend the Maritime Self-Defense Force’s refueling mission in the Indian Ocean in support of U.S.-led military operations in Afghanistan once the law authorizing it expires in January.

In their talks in New York, where key U.N. meetings are being held, the two agreed to cooperate on Afghan reconstruction, tackling the economic recession, and global warming, Japanese officials said.

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