Japan-United Kingdom Relations

February 23, 2017

On February 16, during the Japan-UK Foreign Ministers' Meeting on the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, and the Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the UK, confirmed that Japan and the UK would cooperate in providing assistance for training on countering violent extremism to implement training in Indonesia. Its overview is as follows.

  1. From the end of February 2017, the UK will hold training aimed at strengthening the capacity for countering violent extremism, mainly for Indonesia’s law enforcement agency, at Indonesia’s Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC) (Note: A facility that is implementing training and courses on countering terrorism and extremism for Indonesia’s law enforcement agency and other entities, in cooperation of various countries). Taking this opportunity, Japan will dispatch a Minister of the Embassy of Japan in Indonesia to the training as a lecturer to hold lectures, to collaborate with the UK by taking on part of the training.
  2. This support by Japan and the UK is expected to strengthen Indonesia’s capacity for countering violent extremism and promote the maintenance of public order and social stability.

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