December 3, 2021

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on the Phone with Jokowi

Fumio Kishida. Du Xiaoyi/Pool via REUTERS

Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida, telephoned Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday, November 18, 2021. The telephone conversation took place at 16:45 WIB and lasted about 15 minutes.

The Japanese Embassy in Jakarta explained in a statement that President Jokowi congratulated Kishida on his inauguration as Prime Minister of Japan and expressed his desire to strengthen relations with Japan. Jokowi’s desire seems to be welcome because Prime Minister Kishida is eager to build close relations with Indonesia. Berita politik

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The two heads of state also discussed Kishida’s desire to encourage cooperation in the area around the Sulu Sea and the Sulawesi Sea. This collaboration is to realize a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” and “ASEAN Outlook on Indo-Pacific”.

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In addition, Prime Minister Kishida also said that Japan wanted to work together in the fields of infrastructure development, human resource development, maritime security, and the prevention of COVID-19. In response to this, President Jokowi expressed the same desire so that cooperation between the two countries is expected to be even stronger.

The two leaders also exchanged opinions on the regional situation. Prime Minister Kishida said that Japan strongly opposes efforts made to unilaterally change the status-quo in the East China Sea and South China Sea.

Not only that, the two leaders also exchanged opinions on the North Korean situation. In this regard, Prime Minister Kishida requested Indonesia’s understanding and cooperation in resolving the issue of the abduction of Japanese citizens by North Korea. Berita hari ini

Given that Indonesia will become the chair of the G20 next year and the chair of ASEAN in 2023, which also coincides with the 50th anniversary of friendly relations between Japan and ASEAN, the two leaders ensured that they would work closely in the future. Vitamin dan Suplemen

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