Minister confident cooperation in Sulu Sea will defeat piracy

Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu expressed on Tuesday his optimism that ongoing cooperation between Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines could secure the Sulu Sea from rampant piracy.
The Sulu Sea, located in the southwestern Philippines, has long been a source of trouble for the three countries, as the Abu Sayyaf militant group has repeatedly kidnapped sailors, including those from Indonesia, in exchange for ransom.
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