08 Mar '11, 6pm

Indonesia, Philippines boost joint anti-terror fight: JAKARTA: Indonesia and the Philippines on Tuesday pledged

Indonesia, Philippines boost joint anti-terror fight: JAKARTA: Indonesia and the Philippines on Tuesday pledged

JAKARTA: Indonesia and the Philippines on Tuesday pledged to boost cooperation in the fight against terror during the first visit to Jakarta by Philippine President Benigno Aquino. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said the two countries have agreed to hasten negotiations on delineating maritime boundaries to tackle "real and concrete" terrorism threats they both face. "Terrorism has national, regional and global networks. In Southeast Asia, terrorists and their leaders have high mobility," he told reporters at a joint press conference with Aquino. "There must not be in Southeast Asia what is called a safe haven for terrorism," he added. Aquino said intelligence and training exchanges between the two countries' security forces are ongoing, but it will be "criminal" if the governments did not explore all avenues to stop terrorists crossing marine borders. "If we...

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