Indonesia, Singapore strengthen maritime security cooperation hinh anh 1Head of Indonesian Marine Security Agency, Rear Admiral TNI Aan Kurnia (Photo: ANTARA)
Jakarta (VNA) - The Indonesian Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) and the Singapore Coast Guard (SPCG) held an online meeting on September 28 to strengthen cooperation between law enforcement agencies of the two countries.

According to Indonesia's national news agency Antara, at the meeting, the head of Bakamla, Vice Admiral Aan Kurnia proposed four areas of cooperation to the Commander of the SPCG Cheang Keng Keong, including an annual bilateral meeting under the rotating mechanism between the two countries' coast guards to discuss cooperation, security and maritime safety issues in the region.

Bakamla also suggested organising capacity building activities through coaching, training, research and development, exchange of experts, internships, conferences and seminars;  establishing a direct connection and a single point of contact, as well as exchanging maritime security information.

Vice Admiral Aan emphasized that Bakamla and SPCG have similar functions and tasks such as maritime law enforcement, search and rescue, and maritime patrol. Therefore, the two sides need to establish a cooperative relationship.

For his part, Cheang Keng Keong welcomed the proposal of the Indonesian side, and agreed that both sides are facing the same threats and problems in maritime security, so it is necessary to work together./.