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Japan and Indonesia to hold 2-plus-2 security talks on Mar. 30

Maritime freedom key issue as Tokyo looks to maintain open Indo-Pacific

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, left, and Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi will participate in the 2-plus-2 meeting set for March 30.   © Reuters

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japanese and Indonesian foreign and defense ministers will hold talks next week in Tokyo, the Japanese government said Friday, as Tokyo hopes to forge closer ties with Southeast Asian nations to counter China's clout in the region.

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