The Government of Japan’ participation in the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) Maritime Interdiction Exercise “Deep Sabre II” hosted by the Republic of Singapore

October 7, 2009
Japanese

  1. The Government of Japan will participate in the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) Maritime Interdiction Exercise “Deep Sabre II” which will be held in the Republic of Singapore from October 27 (Tue) to 30 (Fri).
     
  2. The Government of Japan will dispatch officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Police Agency, the Ministry of Finance (Japan Customs), the Japan Coast Guard, and the Ministry of Defense/Self-Defense Forces, along with one escort ship and two P-3C patrol aircrafts.
    The delegation will take part in search and tracking exercises at sea, boarding and onboard inspection exercises, port cargo inspection exercises, and tabletop exercises.
     
  3. PSI is a global effort to consider and practice measures that could be taken within each country’s existing national legislation and relevant international law with a view to preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, missiles, and their related materials, which constitutes a threat to the peace and stability of the international community.
    The Government of Japan would like to make its utmost contribution for the successful outcome of the upcoming exercises.

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    The Republic of Singapore hosted its first Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) Maritime Interdiction Exercise “Deep Sabre” in Singapore in 2005.

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