Japan-Indonesia Foreign Ministers’ Telephone Talk
On June 10, commencing at 3 p.m. for 40 minutes, Mr. MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Minister for Foreign Affairs, held a telephone talk with the 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 exchange of views on the situation in Myanmar. At the outset, Minister Motegi stated that the implementation of “Five-Point Consensus”, which was announced at the ASEAN Leader’s Meeting, is important and that he had held an exchange of views yesterday with Dato Seri Setia Haji Erywan bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Haji Mohd Yusof, Minister of Foreign Affairs II, Brunei Darussalam on the result of his visit to Myanmar. In response, Minister Retno explained the initiatives of ASEAN, as well as Indonesia’s related engagement.
- Minister Motegi stated that Japan would continue to support the initiatives of ASEAN, including the activities of a special envoy of the ASEAN Chair to be nominated and the humanitarian assistance, and that releasing those who are detained is important. The two ministers concurred to continue working in close coordination in order to respond to Myanmar situation.
- In addition, the two ministers held an exchange of views on issues such as cooperation to combat COVID-19 and recent regional situations, including in the East China Sea and South China Sea.