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Minister: Indonesia to use friendly approach to free officials detained by Malaysia

08-16-2010 16:30 BJT

JAKARTA, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia's Foreign Ministry will use a friendly approach to free officials from the Ministry for Marine and Fisheries detained by Malaysia, detikcom online portal quoted a minister as saying on Monday.

"We keeps communicating with Malaysia, whether we talks to our ambassador or to our general consulate in Johor, even with the country's foreign minister," said Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa in the parliamentary building.

He said that his office will resolve the problem by using friendly approach in line with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono' s direction.

"In line with our president's direction, the problem must be solved with good ways that reflect friendship between the two countries," he said.

Natalegawa said that Malaysian government has a good intention to address the incident in a good way.

He added that Indonesia and Malaysia do not have an agreement on sea border.

"In fact, there is no sea border agreement between Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore," he said.


Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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