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Indonesia calls for ‘diplomacy, dialogue’ ahead of Japan meeting

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Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto waves toward journalists as President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (unseen) unveils his new Cabinet on the steps of the Merdeka Palace in Jakarta on Oct. 23, 2019.(JP/Seto Wardhana)
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Jakarta   ●   Mon, March 29, 2021

Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto has emphasized the need to “prioritize diplomacy and dialogue” in regional disputes ahead of a two-plus-two foreign and defense ministers’ meeting between Indonesia and Japan, as the threat of open conflict at sea looks increasingly possible.

Prabowo is in Tokyo as part of a string of working visits to partner countries that include Japan, Russia and the United Kingdom.

On Sunday, Prabowo called on Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi and exchanged views on bilateral defense cooperation and regional security.

In their first face-to-face meeting during pandemic times, the ministers spoke about China’s growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region.

According to a statement from Japan’s Defense Ministry, the two ministers underlined the importance of freedom of overflight and navigatio...

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