Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Japan will closely coordinate with Indonesia and Malaysia in regional issues, particularly in response to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held bilateral talks with his Malaysian counterpart Najib Abdul Razak and Indonesian President Joko Widodo on November 12 on the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN Summit (ASEAN-31) and related meetings which are underway in Manila, the Philippines.

According to Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, President Joko Widodo said Jakarta shares concerns with Japan on threats from the DPRK’s nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, adding that Indonesia will fully implement the UN Resolutions related to the issues, including restriction on the DPRK’s exports of its workers.

Abe, for his part, said Tokyo plans to coordinate with Indonesian coast guards in the near future to reinforce marine law enforcement.

In a talk between Abe and Malaysian PM Najib, the two leaders discussed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), replacing the Trans-Pacific Partnership​ (TPP) after the US withdrew from the trade deal.

Najib thanked Japan for promoting the agreement while Abe hoped to partner with Malaysia to soon bring the deal into force.

The CPTPP has revised the original TPP text so that it can be effective 60 days after at least six signatories complete domestic procedures.-VNA