Google

ASEANAFFAIRS
Sign up | Log in

    ASEAN PROFILES

  ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS

Home  >>   Daily News  >>   Indonesia  News  >>   Ties  >>   Philippine-Indonesian talks focus on security
NEWS UPDATES Asean Affairs        9  March 2011

Philippine-Indonesian talks focus on security

Related Stories

September 18, 2010
US-Indonesia alliance rolls out

March 10, 2010
Thailand extends $19 million loan to Laos for road construction

December 28, 2009
Thailand deports Hmong to Laos amidst international concerns

December 14, 2009
Ex-Thai PM’s visit to Cambodia may worsen diplomatic row

December 12, 2009
Thai-Cambodia Diplomatic Row:
Abhisit welcomes royal pardon, says spying not the root cause

Indonesia and the Philippines on Tuesday agreed to step up cooperation in combatting terrorism and transnational crimes, the presidents of both countries said.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, addressing a press conference after talks with his visiting Philippine counterpart, Benigno Aquino III, said fighting the threat of terrorism was high on their agenda.

The two heads of state also witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding focused on fighting terrorism and transnational crimes between their respective national police forces.

“Cooperation in confronting terrorism is important because our two countries are facing real, concrete terrorism threats,” Yudhoyono said. “Therefore, besides our respective national efforts, we must also work together.

“In Southeast Asia, terrorists and their leaders have high mobility,” he added. “The region must not become a safe haven for terrorism.”

As part of efforts to battle terrorism, the two leaders also agreed to speed up the delineation of the maritime boundary separating their states.

“The more effective our cooperation, the more effective our efforts to prevent terrorism,” Yudhoyono said.

Many of Indonesia’s terrorists spent time training or teaching in the southern Philippines, where Muslim guerrillas are fighting government forces. The movement of terrorists between Indonesia and the region has been difficult to control because of the porous nature of the sea border.

“The delineation of our maritime boundary will enhance our cooperation in so many fields, from protecting the marine environment to better efficiencies with regards to the security concerns of the region,” Aquino said.

Both presidents said they were looking forward to intensifying bilateral economic cooperation. The value of trade between the countries has increased significantly, from $2.9 billion in 2009 to $3.89 billion in 2010, official data showed.

Aquino also aired the possibility of joint exploration for oil near the contested Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.

“The idea has been proposed. Perhaps we should continue talks with other claimant countries,” he said. Several countries, including China, Vietnam and the Philippines, have overlapping maritime boundary claims in the region.

The two leaders also witnessed the signing of agreements on education and sports.

Aquino is scheduled to leave Indonesia for Singapore on Thursday.


Reach Southeast Asia!
10- Nations, 560- Million Consumers
And $1 -Trillion Market
We are the Voice of Southeast Asia Media Kit
The only Media Dedicated to Southeast Asia Advertising Rates for Magazine
  Online Ad Rates
Contact: marketing@aseanaffairs.com

Comment on this Article. Send them to  your.views@aseanaffairs.com

Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
 
or
submit your comment in the box below
Name

Name


Email

Email



1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code


Today's  Stories    9  March 2011 Subsribe Now !
• Philippine-Indonesian talks focus on security
Subcribe: Asean Affairs Global Magazine
• Australia, Indonesia discuss free trade Asean Affairs Premium
• Malaysia again tries rare earth refinery

• Beijing “wrong” in sea incident

Research Reports
on Thailand 2007-2008

•Textiles and Garments Industry

•Coffee industry

•Leather and footwear industry

•Shrimp industry


• World's largest biodiesel plant in Singapore

• Pak Moon dam decision delayed

• Thai hybrid rice imports needed

• Vietnam to conclude free trade agreement with EU

Asean Analysis    9   March 2011 Advertise Your Brand
• Malaysia tries rare earth-again Sponsor Our Events
Asean Stock Watch    9  March 2011
• ASEAN to Return to Record Highs
Global News Impacting Asia    17 November 2010
• Bank of America sees Asian inflation
• Lloyd’s increases insurance push in Malaysia
• Wells Fargo analyst on euro
• Obama’s visit to Asia

ASEAN NEWS UPDATES      Updated: 04 January 2011

• Women Shariah scholars see gender gap closing
• Bank Indonesia may hold key rate as inflation hits 7 percent

• Bursa Malaysia to revamp business rules
• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore
• Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
• Rice exports likely to decline
• Vietnamese PM projects 10-year socioeconomic plan

ASEAN  ANALYSIS

This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs  
04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More

Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

Our Products | Work with us | Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Shipping/Delivery Policy | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2007-2015 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand
asean@aseanaffairs.com