Japan-Indonesia Foreign Ministers’ Telephone Talk
On February 10, commencing at 8:30 p.m. for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a telephone talk with H.E. Ms. Retno L.P. Marsudi, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia. The overview of the talk is as follows.
- The two ministers held an in-depth exchange of views on the situation in Myanmar, and shared their current understanding and concern regarding the situation, including participants in peaceful demonstrations in Naypyidaw being fired upon. Minister Motegi explained Japan's policy of continuing to strongly urge the Myanmar military to refrain from violence against citizens, release those who have been detained, including State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and swiftly restore Myanmar's democratic political system. Minister Retno responded from the perspective of ASEAN, touching upon the importance of ensuring the safety of the people of Myanmar and restoring the democratic process. Both ministers affirmed that they share the same basic recognition of the situation in Myanmar and concurred on continuing to closely coordinate.
- The two ministers also shared the view to further strengthen bilateral relations between Japan and Indonesia, which are strategic partners, as well as coordination on global challenges.