EU seeks bigger role in Asia’s ‘theatre of tensions’, agrees with Japan on Russia cooperation

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By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) -European Union leaders said on Thursday that the EU wants to become a bigger actor in Asia, which they termed a “theatre of tensions”, as they warned of an increasingly assertive China. After talks in Tokyo, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Council President Charles Michel and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told a joint news conference they would keep up talks on ways to maximise their partnership to tackle Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, in areas such as energy. But Michel and von der Leyen also said they were aware that …

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