11 March 2017

News Story: Southeast Asian countries to jointly patrol piracy-prone waters

Hanoi​ (VNA) – The Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia will launch joint patrols in piracy-plagued waters after a series of attacks of Islamic militants to kidnap and murder foreigners, said Philippine Secretary of Defence Delfin Lorenzana on March 9 at a press conference.

Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana added that he and his counterparts from Malaysia and Indonesia agreed to patrol a sea lane where commercial vessels could pass with protection from the three nations' navies.

The joint patrol will begin in April or May, noted the Philippine Secretary.

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