Indonesia seeks guidelines on cross-border anti-piracy drive

by Yas D. Ocampo
Davao City – The Consulate of Indonesia here said it was seeking a “technical” document from the Philippine government that would outline the rules of engagement that would allow foreign enforcement vessels to enter Philippine shores in pursuit of international pirates.
Speaking to reporters in Abreeza Ayala Mall Wednesday, Indonesian Consul General Berlian Naitupulu said the Indonesian government already has its navy at-the-ready to respond to reports of piracy in international waters, but could not effectively operate in the area as the implementing guidelines for such an operation have yet to be issued by the Philippines.
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