Japan's Prime Minister, Junichiro Koizumi, has urged Asian countries along the sea lane through the Malacca Strait to set up a co-operative framework to prevent pirate attacks.
However, Mr Koizumi says such a framework would be difficult because it concerns the sovereignty of the countries concerned.
''But Japan cannot do it alone, and we will have to set up a mechanism of close cooperation and support with the countries concerned,'' he said.
The narrow 960-kilometre-long Malacca Strait is bordered by Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
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Friday, March 25, 2005
Japan calls for international copperation to make Malacca Strait safer
Japan calls for internationl copperation to make Malacca Strait safer
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