Britain to Permanently Deploy 2 Warships in Asian Waters

Voice of America News reports: “Britain said on Tuesday it would permanently deploy two warships in Asian waters after its Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier and escort ships sail to Japan in September through seas where China is vying for influence with the United States and Japan. 

Plans for the high-profile visit by the carrier strike group come as London deepens security ties with Tokyo, which has expressed growing alarm in recent months over China’s territorial ambitions in the region, including Taiwan. 

‘Following on from the strike group’s inaugural deployment, the United Kingdom will permanently assign two ships in the region from later this year,’ Britain’s Defense Minister Ben Wallace said in a joint announcement in Tokyo with his Japanese counterpart, Nobuo Kishi. 

The British Embassy in Tokyo did not immediately respond when asked which ports in the region the Royal Navy ships would operate from…”

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