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Amid a growing number of security challenges, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida outlined his vision for a more secure Indo-Pacific region in a keynote speech Friday night to kick off this year’s IISS Shangri-la Dialogue — a major international security summit — in Singapore.

Speaking before defense ministers and senior officials from 42 countries, Kishida divided his approach into five main pillars. These include maintaining the rules-based international order, enhancing national defense capabilities and regional security cooperation, promoting a world without nuclear weapons, reforming the U.N. Security Council, and strengthening international cooperation in new areas such as economic security.

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