Philippines, Indonesia joint patrol can help overcome piracy

The problem of piracy and illegal fishing can be controlled if Indonesia and Philippines carry out joint maritime patrolling. “Joint maritime patrols by Indonesia and Philippines can combat piracy and illegal fishing,” Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said on Tuesday in Jakarta.

“However, the idea has yet to materialize,” the minister said. He said several countries have already established joint maritime patrols, and cited the example of Japan and China which carry out joint patrolling with the United States and Malaysia, respectively.

Such joint patrols will help secure Indonesian waters along the border and ensure proper monitoring.

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