Japan and Indonesia unite on South China Sea disputes
Japan´s PM Abe greets Indonesian Leader Jodo Widodo (Credit Japan Times)
BOGOR, INDONESIA – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo met south of Jakarta on Sunday, affirming coordination on maritime security amid tensions over China’s military buildup in disputed waters in the South China Sea.
During a joint news announcement at Bogor Palace, Abe pledged to promote bilateral cooperations in maritime security and the development of Indonesia’s remote islands, including the Natuna Islands on the southern edge of the South China Sea.
The two countries will also strengthen maritime cooperation with regard to the Indonesian Navy’s patrolling of areas in the vicinity of the Natuna Islands. Read article here