Indonesia Asks Japan to Fasten Maritime Cooperation Implementation

Fajar Nugraha    •    18 Desember 2015 15:29 WIB
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 Indonesia Asks Japan to Fasten Maritime Cooperation Implementation
Minister o Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi (second left), Minister of Defense Ryamizard Ryacudu (left) met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (center) (Photo: Kemlu)

Metrotvnews.com, Tokyo: Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsuudi and Minister of Defense Ryamizard Ryacudu met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today (12/18/2015). The prime minister welcome 2+2 meeting between Retno and Ryamizard with their Japanese counterparts in Tokyo, Japan yesterday.
 
During the meeting, Abe stressed the importance of Indonesia-Japan relations.
 
"Relations between Indonesia and Japan continue to be strong either in economy, people to people, maritime or defense cooperation," said Retno in official statement received by Metrotvnews.com, Friday (12/18/2015).
 
In the meeting, Retno reported about the 2+2 meeting. Abe welcomed the result and conveyed that the 2+2 meeting showed Indonesia-Japan strategic relations..
 
Retno responded that the 2+2 meeting must also contribute to the region.
 
"Indonesia hopes the 2+2 meeting does not only give benefit two both countries but also give contribution to peace, stability and welfare in the region," she added.
 
Abe appreciated Indonesia's role in ASEAN and urged Indonesia to improve its role in ASEAN and the region. 
 
Retno asked Japan to fasten the implementation of maritime cooperation that is mentioned in East Asian Summit Statement on Regional Maritime Cooperation. Japan was also urged to make triangular cooperation on maritime issues.
 
 
South China Sea issue was also discussed in the meeting. Regarding the issue, Indonesia and Japan agreed the importance of security and stability in the area.



(WAH)


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