Mar­itime se­cu­rity pact

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BO­GOR, IN­DONE­SIA: Ja­pan and In­done­sia agreed yes­ter­day to strengthen co-op­er­a­tion on mar­itime se­cu­rity amid ten­sions over China’s mil­i­tary build-up in the dis­puted South China Sea.

“As mar­itime coun­tries, mar­itime co-op­er­a­tion is a pri­or­ity,” Ja­panese Prime Min­is­ter Shinzo Abe said af­ter talks with Pres­i­dent Joko Wi­dodo in Bo­gor. “We agreed to en­hance co-op­er­a­tion on mar­itime se­cu­rity.”

Ja­pan and In­done­sia are not claimants to South China Sea ter­ri­tory, but Abe said the dis­pute “di­rectly af­fects se­cu­rity and sta­bil­ity in the re­gion”.

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