With Ocus, Indonesia fears new regional tensions

Indonesia is concerned about the new defense agreement between the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. According to Jakarta Post, The Ocus could only escalate tensions in the Indo-Pacific zone, where Indonesian waters are a mandatory passage for warships.

“Indonesia is deeply concerned about the continuation of the arms race and the projection of power into the region”, The Indonesian Foreign Office said in a statement issued on Friday, September 17, 2021, the day Canberra announced the conclusion of a new defense agreement between Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom, dubbed Aukas.

“Indonesia as the de facto leader of ASEAN” [association de 10 pays d’Asie du Sud-Est] And Australia’s nearest neighbor was reported to have signed the Ocus at the last minute”. amazed Jakarta Post.

The ministry also urged Australia to abide by the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation signed to respect regional security and which is a prerequisite for establishing relations with the 10 ASEAN countries.

“The agreement, with its clear intention to deter China, placed the region, ASEAN and Indonesia once again at the center of the Great Powers’ politics – a situation not seen since the withdrawal of US troops in the 1970s. Of Vietnam. underline the Jakarta Post.

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