Ambassador's message on the return of the UK Carrier Strike Group (CSG21)
Today, the UK Carrier Strike Group (CSG21), led by HMS Queen Elizabeth, has returned to Portsmouth. During the seven-month deployment, CSG21 called at Yokosuka and conducted ten bilateral and multilateral joint exercises with the Japan Self-Defence Forces. The CSG21 was a historic deployment that successfully embodied "Global Britain" and symbolized the "new level" of defence and security cooperation between Japan and the UK. I would like to express my sincere respect for the success of CSG21.