Marles to hold Seoul defence talks to counter China


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Mr Yoon is seeking closer ties with Australia’s key allies in the region, Japan and the US, compared to his predecessor, to address security threats posed by China and North Korea. Japan and South Korea are also seeking to put aside historical grievances to co-operate more closely. A read out of the G7 meeting released by Seoul quoted Mr Albanese as saying that he hoped the two countries would come up with “detailed measures to increase arms co-operation” when Mr Marles meets South Korean Defence Minister Lee Jong-sup. “Based on the achievements so far, they agreed to further expand co-operation...