Indonesia, Japan concur on efforts to halt violence in Myanmar

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno L. P. Marsudi and her Japanese counterpart, Motegi Toshimitsu, are on the same page over the need for prompt efforts to end violence in Myanmar.

Marsudi and Toshimitsu reached the agreement during a telephonic conversation that lasted 20 minutes, according to a press statement from the Japanese Embassy in Jakarta on Thursday.

The conversation was a follow up to two teleconferences held last month.

During the conversation, the two foreign ministers again exchanged in-depth views on the latest situation in Myanmar.

Marsudi spoke of Indonesia's views about the ASEAN Leaders Meeting organized by ASEAN member states as one of the endeavors to seek a solution to the situation in Myanmar.

Meanwhile, Toshimitsu paid respect to Indonesia as the host of the meeting.

Moreover, the Japanese FM highly supported ASEAN's important role in helping to address the violence in Myanmar through the ASEAN Leaders Meeting, among others.

The two foreign ministers agreed that the violence in Myanmar, in which scores of people had lost their lives, must be stopped at the earliest.

They also concurred on working closely in pursuit of a solution to help end the violence, release detainees, and restore democracy in Myanmar as soon as possible.

Source: Antara News

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