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Prime Minister Abe said Wednesday he would like the newly revised security alliance with the United States to cover the Indian Ocean as well as the Asia-Pacific region.

Abe, who is currently visiting the United States, made the remark a day after he and U.S. President Barack Obama spoke about the importance of the guidelines, which would ease restrictions on the Self-Defense Forces when it comes to conducting operations with the U.S. military overseas.

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