Indonesia, Philippines agree to expedite revision of joint border patrol, crossing agreements

January 10, 2024 - 3:27 PM
Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. look on before delivering a joint statement at the Malacanang Palace, in Manila, Philippines, January 10, 2024. (Ezra Acayan/Pool via Reuters)

 Indonesia and the Philippines have agreed to expedite revising existing agreements on joint border patrol and crossing, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday, after meeting his Filipino counterpart Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

In a joint press conference in Manila, Marcos said the two leaders also had a fruitful and honest discussion about events in the South China Sea.

READ: Indonesia, Philippines discuss South China Sea developments — Marcos

— Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales in Manila and Ananda Teresia in Jakarta; Editing by Kanupriya Kapoor