Indonesia & Australia to Discuss South China Sea

Sonya Michaella    •    14 Oktober 2016 16:56 WIB
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Indonesia & Australia to Discuss South China Sea
Indonesia and Australia will hold two-plus-two meeting (Photo: MTVN/Sonya Michaella)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: Indonesia and Australia will hold a two-plus-two meeting in Nusa Dua, Bali on October 28. It will be held on the sidelines of the 16th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers Meeting.

Indonesia will be represented by Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu. Meanwhile, Australia will be represented by Foreign Minister Julia Bishop and Defense Minister Marise Ann Payne. 

"The South China Sea will be discussed in the meeting," said the Foreign Ministry's director for East Asia and Pacific affairs Edi Yusup during a press briefing in Jakarta on Friday (10/14).

"The latest situation and future expectations," he continued.

The ministers will also discuss security in the Sulu-Sulawesi Seas. Abu Sayyaf militant group currently still holds two Indonesian sailors in the southern policies.

"Australia wants to learn from Indonesia," he stated.


(WAH)