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Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui said Thursday he supports Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s security bills aimed at expanding the Self-Defense Forces’ operations overseas, calling it a step toward ensuring peace in Asia and the world.

“I have a positive view about the security legislation being pursued by Prime Minister Abe. . . . I believe that the security legislation will contribute to Asian and global peace,” Lee said at a news conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan.

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