Japanese PM Meets with Indonesian President-Elect Prabowo in Tokyo

Japanese Prime Minister (PM) met with Indonesian President-elect Prabowo Subianto today, April 3rd, where they agreed to bolster cooperation on many issues, such as national security.

Prabowo won the presidential election in February, and he currently serves as Defense Minister. This is his first visit to Japan since his victory in the election, meeting Kishida in Tokyo.

Kishida described Indonesia as a “wonderful partner that shares Japan’s basic values and principles.” The PM wishes to work more with Indonesia on bilateral and regional issues while agreeing to cooperate on issues like the economy, security, and disaster prevention.

The two leaders also discussed the situation in Myanmar, increased Chinese activity in the East and South China Seas, and North Korean nuclear and missile testing and development.