April 20, 2024

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Germany to send two warships to Indo-Pacific in 2024 amid South China Sea tensions

Reuters

 

BERLIN, June 4 (Reuters) – Germany will send two warships to the Indo-Pacific in 2024, Defence Minister Boris Pistorius said on Sunday, amid rising tensions between China and Taiwan and over the disputed South China Sea.

Speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Asia’s most important security conference, Pistorius said countries needed to stand up for the rules-based international order and the protection of major maritime passages.

“To this end, the German Federal Government sent a frigate to the Indo-Pacific in 2021, and will again, in 2024, deploy maritime assets – this time a frigate and a supply ship – to the region,” he said, according to a script of his speech distributed by the defence ministry in Berlin.

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