South China Sea: Australia considers joint naval patrols with Indonesia

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Julie Bishop calls Jakarta’s proposal ‘consistent with our policies of exercising our right of freedom of navigation’

Australia is considering joint naval patrols with Indonesia in the contested South China Sea, the Australian foreign minister, Julie Bishop confirmed on Tuesday.

Bishop said Indonesia’s request for joint patrols at a bilateral meeting in Bali last week was “consistent with our policies of exercising our right of freedom of navigation”.

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