01 June 2017

News Story: Indonesia proposes regional talks to counter IS threat

JAKARTA, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said Wednesday that he would hold a meeting with his counterparts from the Philippines and Malaysia to discuss a strategy to face the danger of IS group in the region.

Minister Ryacudu disclosed that one of the goals of the planned dialogue is to prevent the spread of the members of militant groups affiliated with the global terrorist IS group from the southern Philippines to other parts of the region.

"I have a strategy to address it. This planned meeting is very useful," Ryacudu said at the Defense Ministry.

However, he did not elaborate further on the precise time of the meeting.

Read the full story at Xinhua