Koizumi sends message to Megawati, calls for developing ties

Koizumi sends message to Megawati, calls for developing ties

TOKYO, July 23 Kyodo

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Monday sent a message to new Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri calling for their two countries to further develop ties, Japanese government officials said.

”I would like to cooperate with Indonesia for further development of friendly ties between our country and Indonesia,” Koizumi said in a message to Megawati through the Japanese Embassy in Jakarta, they said.

He also said in his message, ”With the understanding that the stability of Indonesia is important, we reconfirm that we will advocate the oneness of its territory and its efforts for reforms.”

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