Jakarta (VNA) – Terrorism has become a regional issue, which requires members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to tighten coordination to prevent terrorist attacks.
Arisman, Executive Director of Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, made the remark in a recent interview granted to Vietnam News Agency correspondents in Indonesia.
The cooperation is not only the collaboration among anti-terrorism agencies such as sharing information and experience and coordination of actions, but it should be comprehensive in order to ensure people in the region live in a peaceful and stable environment.
The developments in the southern Philippine city of Marawi could be consider a warning for the regional stability, he said, adding that it could be followed by similar incidents in Indonesia, Malaysia and other regional countries.
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