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RI wants Philippines to do more in securing release of crew

  • Anggi M. Lubis

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, July 2 2016   /  09:12 am

Retno LP Marsudi - JPAs the new Philippine government assumes power, Indonesia has asked its neighboring country for determined measures to secure the release of seven Indonesian sailors abducted by the Abu Sayyaf group, and to guarantee safety in the Sulu waters, emphasizing that abductions cannot be tolerated.

Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi traveled to Manila to meet her counterpart Perfecto Rivas Yasay Jr. on Friday, a day after the latter was sworn in for his position under the newly elected President Rodrigu “Rody” Roa Duterte,

In the meeting with her counterpart, Retno called on the neighboring country’s authority to guarantee the safety of the Sulu waters.

Yasay, in response, underlined the strong commitment of his newly elected president to eliminate crimes in the waters and ensured that Philippine authorities would maintain close coordination with ...