Japan and Indonesia sign arms transfer agreement in China’s concerns

Tokyo (AP) — Japan and Indonesia will transfer Japan’s defense equipment and technology to Jakarta on Tuesday as the two countries strengthen their military ties in the face of China’s increasingly aggressive activity in the region. Signed an agreement to allow.

The agreement came during a “two-plus-two” security talk between the two foreign ministers and defense ministers, sharing concerns about China’s growing influence and territorial disputes in the East China Sea and South China Sea.

“It is difficult to take the facilities that have supported the peace and prosperity of the international community as a matter of course,” Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said in a meeting.

Defense Ministers Mogi and Nobuo Kishi, Indonesian Prime Minister Retno Marsudi and Prabowo Subianto also actively participated in multinational military exercises and agreed to jointly develop a remote island in the South China Sea.

In a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it is important for ministers to “share serious concerns about the continuation and expansion of attempts to force a change in the status quo,” to adhere to the rules-based maritime order and to respect international maritime law. He said he agreed on sex.

At a joint press conference after the conference, Mr. Kishi said, “Together, we will maintain and strengthen a free and open maritime order.” He said the two countries would speed up decisions on details of Japan’s export of defense equipment to Indonesia.

Security negotiations will take place two weeks after Japan and its major ally, the United States, condemn China’s “coercion and aggression” against its Asian neighbors.

Ministers of Japan and Indonesia also shared serious concerns (of Asterisk) about the killing of opposition to democratization by the Myanmar military and agreed to work closely with efforts to improve the situation in the country.


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