INTERNATIONAL

Still Praying for the Hostages

News that 18 Philippine soldiers were killed in crossfire with Abu Sayyaf terrorist group has made the family of the Indonesian hostages increasingly worry. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs assures that the hostages are okay.

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Gov´t to Act Firm Against Kway Fey Case

Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has supported the government to act firmly against China regarding the case of KM Kway Fey 10078. The House´s Commission I Chairman, Mahfudz Siddiq, stated the issue was a serious violation to Indonesian borders.

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Ten Nations to Negotiate Maritime Borders

The government hopes it can reach border agreements with ten neighboring countries. Indonesia’s border comprises three categories: territorial borders, continental borders and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

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2016, Continues Border Negotiations

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced in its New Year speech on Thursday (7/1) that the government targets to settle several border disputes with neighboring countries this year.

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