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Japan-South Korea intelligence-sharing pact would aggravate hostility: China

Updated: Nov 23, 2016 20:14 IST

Beijing [China], Nov. 23 (ANI): China on Wednesday urged Japan and South Korea to respect the security concerns of countries in the region when conducting military cooperation.

Officials from Japan and South Korea signed the General Security of the Military Information Agreement on Wednesday in Seoul.

The agreement will allow the direct exchange of intelligence on nuclear and missile programs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), reports Xinhua.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang called the pact a result of "cold war mentality and said that such a move would exacerbate hostility on the Korean Peninsula.

"It will further aggravate hostility and confrontation on the Korean Peninsula and add new insecurity and instability in Northeast Asia," said Geng.

It is against the trend of peaceful development of the times and the common interests of countries in the region, he added. (ANI)