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Hanoi (VNA) Japanese Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi and his Indonesian counterpart Prabowo Subianto have agreed to conduct more discussions to speed up the transfer of defence equipment and boost defence technical cooperation.

In their phone talks on November 2, the two ministers exchanged views on measures to intensify collaboration in security and defence.

They agreed to foster bilateral cooperation in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, including sharing knowledge and holding joint training.

Both sides reached a consensus in close coordination in holding a ministerial defence-diplomacy dialogue as soon as possible.

The Japanese minister affirmed that Japan opposes all unilateral acts that use force to change the status quo in the East Sea (internationally known as South China Sea) and East China Sea.

Both reaffirmed the importance of a free and open maritime order based on the rule of law./.