When the Chinese Ships to the Natuna Sea, the President and I came, they all withdrew

Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud MD emphasized that the government continues to strengthen defense in the Natuna Sea. (Source: ist)

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.TV – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs (Menko Polhukam) Mahfud MD emphasized that the government continues to strengthen defense in the Natuna Sea.

Thus Mahfud said when he was aboard the KRI Semarang on his way to Laut Island, Natuna Regency, Riau Islands Province, Tuesday (11/23/2021).

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Mahfud said the defense strengthening was carried out to anticipate disturbances in the Natuna Sea, which is adjacent to the South China Sea.

As for strengthening the defense, said Mahfud, it is done by strengthening defenses at sea, land and air. As well as regulating marine stakeholders in dealing with disturbances that arise from outside.

“Beginning of 2020 when Chinese ships were very provocative, we came here (the Natuna Sea), the President came here, I came here, then we said this is our territory,” Mahfud said in a press release received in Jakarta, Wednesday. 24/11/2021).

“So it’s terrible for them that we exist. So they all retreated… backed away.”

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According to Mahfud, the government has identified a disturbance to the integrity of the nation and state in the western hemisphere, namely the Natuna Sea, for example.

Mahfud said that many foreign ships and boats entered the Natuna Sea route, both flagged and unflagged.

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