Entry into Force of the Japan-Australia Information Security Agreement (ISA)
March 22, 2013
- The Governments of Japan and Australia have exchanged diplomatic notes respectively informing each other that they have completed their internal procedures necessary to give effect to the Japan-Australia Information Security Agreement (ISA) signed in Tokyo on 17 May, 2012. The ISA has thus entered into force in accordance with Article 19 of the agreement.
- The entry into force of the ISA has established a basis for the promotion of cooperation in the field of information, and sharing information related to security between Japan and Australia, thus further strengthening Japan-Australia security cooperation.
- The entry into force of the ISA will also lead to the promotion of Japan-Australia-US trilateral security cooperation, as both Japan and Australia are allies of the United States.