Ministerial talks on foreign affairs and defense between Japan and Indonesia will be held in Tokyo on the 30th of this month. He expressed his desire to strengthen defense cooperation.
After the Cabinet meeting, Minister of Defense Kishi will hold a ministerial meeting on foreign affairs and defense between Japan and Indonesia, so-called 2 plus 2, in Tokyo on the 30th of this month, and prior to this, the defense ministers' meeting between the two countries will be held on the 28th. Announced to do.
Regarding this, Minister Kishi said, "We will exchange frank opinions on the regional situation, including attempts to unilaterally change the status quo by force in the East China Sea and South China Sea, and further strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries, with China in mind as it strengthens its expansion into the ocean. I want to. "
"We would like to strengthen defense cooperation toward the realization of a" free and open Indo-Pacific "with Indonesia, which has the largest population and area in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and shares basic values. ".