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Japan, Indonesia to Cooperate on Maritime Security
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Japan, Indonesia to Cooperate on Maritime Security

Japan and Indonesia agreed Wednesday (Dec 21) to cooperate on maritime security at a time when both countries are embroiled in sea rows with China.

 

In Tokyo, Indonesia's coordinating minister for maritime affairs Luhut Pandjaitan and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida met to exchange documents to launch the cooperation framework, including in maritime security and economic development in remote islets.

The Japan Maritime Self Defence Forces helicopter carrier Izumo lying at anchor at Yokosuka base in Japan, on Dec 6, 2016. image: AFP
The Japan Maritime Self Defence Forces helicopter carrier Izumo lying at anchor at Yokosuka base in Japan, on Dec 6, 2016. image: AFP

"Japan highly values cooperation with Indonesia in maritime affairs," Kishida told Pandjaitan.

The agreement is aimed at helping Indonesia strengthen its capacity in maritime security and promote economic development of remote islands, a foreign ministry official told AFP.


Source : Straits Times

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