Japan-Indonesia Relations

Prime Minister Abe Receives a Courtesy Call from the Vice President of Indonesia

June 5, 2017

On June 5, for about 15 minutes, from 6:30 p.m. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received a courtesy call from H.E. Mr. H. Muhammad Jusuf Kalla, Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia. The overview is as follows.

1. At the outset, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his condolence over the terror attack in Jakarta. Also, in light of the Exchange of Note regarding the grant of Face Recognition and Motion Detection System signed at the end of this May, Prime Minister Abe explained that Japan will further strengthen cooperation against terrorism.

2. In response, Vice President Kalla expressed his gratitude for Prime Minister Abe’s condolence and the grant of counter-terrorism equipment such as Face Recognition based Security System to the venue of “Asian Games” which will be hosted by Indonesia next year.

3. Both sides exchanged views on the cooperative infrastructure projects including Patimban Port, northern Java railway and development of remote islands and human resource development. Also, they discussed the measure to respond to the growing threat of North Korea.