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Japan pledges 2.5 billion yen in aid for Indonesia

  • June 26, 2018
  • , Asahi
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Asahi wrote from Jakarta that Foreign Minister Kono held a meeting with his Indonesian counterpart yesterday and offered 2.5 billion yen in grant-in-aid for the development of six remote islands on the southern edge of the South China Sea where a large number of Chinese trawlers have long engaged in illegal fishing. The Indonesian official reportedly welcomed Japan’s assistance by saying that a bilateral strategic partnership will contribute to ensuring regional stability. The two ministers agreed to convene a bilateral 2+2 foreign and defense ministerial meeting in Japan later this year.

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