Entry into Force of the Japan-Australia Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA)
January 31, 2013
- On January 31, the Governments of Japan and Australia exchanged diplomatic notes informing each other that they had completed this respective internal procedures necessary to give effect to the Japan-Australia Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA). The ACSA thus entered into force on the same date.
- The entry into force of the ACSA is expected to promote closer cooperation between the Self-Defense Forces of Japan and the Australian Defence Force, to contribute to the further enhancement of relations between Japan and Australia which are strategic partners sharing fundamental values and interests, and to actively contribute to the international cooperation of both countries.
The official name of this Agreement is "Agreement between the Government of Japan and the Government of Australia concerning Reciprocal Provision of Supplies and Services between the Self-Defense Force of Japan and the Australian Defence Force."
- (* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original in Japanese.)
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