US seeks closer ties with Indonesia

Moves to enhance overall maritime security. 

US seeks to improve maritime cooperation with Indonesia

Apriadi Gunawan

The US government has expressed interest in improving maritime cooperation with the government following the commitment expressed by President Joko Widodo to strengthen Indonesia’s maritime sector.

The US Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, applauded the President’s commitment to strengthening the maritime sector in Indonesia, saying that it was a very positive move.

He said the vast maritime territory and coastline of Indonesia could present challenges for the country, especially in terms of illegal activities such as smuggling and piracy.

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