Indonesia, Philippine to Hold Joint Patrols Against Piracy

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Indonesia Navy (TNI AL) acknowledges the importance of coordinated patrol with its Philippine counterpart to step up border security between the two country, following abductions by Abu Sayyaf separatist group.
“We will soon hold joint border patrols, it is proposed to be held twice a year,” said East Fleet commander Rear Adm. Darwanto after concluding the 35th Philippines-Indonesia Border Committee Meeting at the Eastern Fleet Command Headquarters on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. The patrol will be centered around maritime border between the two countries in Sulu waters, i.e. between Indonesia’s Miangas and the Philippines.
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