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Cablegate: Mission Hosts Trilateral Counter-Terrorism Meeting

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SUBJECT: MISSION HOSTS TRILATERAL COUNTER-TERRORISM MEETING

REF: STATE 113478

1. (U) Sensitive but Unclassified -- Please handle
accordingly.

2. (SBU) SUMMARY: Mission hosted a trilateral
counter-terrorism (CT) meeting September 13 with Australian
and Japanese counterparts. Discussion focused mainly on
current and future CT initiatives with the Indonesian
government. The session ended with agreement on the need to
continue to encourage: 1) GOI interagency coordination; and
2) designation of a lead agency for GOI CT-related responses.
END SUMMARY.

3. (SBU) CT TRILAT: Mission hosted a trilateral
counter-terrorism meeting September 13 with Australian and
Japanese counterparts. The meeting was chaired by Pol/C with
Mission also represented by RSO, DAO, ODC and DOJ. The SE
Asia RSI Coordinator based in Kuala Lumpur also participated
in the meeting, offering regional perspectives. The
Australian delegation included representatives from the
military, police, customs and immigration ministries. A
Japanese diplomat sat in for his side.

4. (SBU) MEETING FOCUS: Pol/C opened the meeting by
emphasizing the importance of the trilateral meetings. The
discussions provided the key information needed by
governments on better ways to coordinate assistance. The
information would be used at upcoming high-level meetings.

5. (SBU) Discussion focused on:

-- current and future CT initiatives with the GOI
-- security assistance in the tri-border "Sulu/Sulawesi Seas"
region, and,
-- training with Indonesian police and military on hostage
rescue and counter-hijacking scenarios.

6. (SBU) HOSTAGE RESCUE/COUNTER-HIJACKING: Hostage rescue
and counter-hijacking, an area which has received less
attention during previous trilateral discussions, was treated
extensively. The Japanese reported having completed a
training session with airport security forces and police
Special Detachment 88 (SD-88) at the Jakarta International
Airport on September 7. There was consensus that these were
potential areas for further cooperation in the future.

7. (SBU) NEXT STEPS: The session ended with agreement on the
need to encourage 1) GOI interagency coordination and 2)
designation of a lead agency for GOI CT-related responses.
Embassies also agreed to create a matrix summarizing the
three embassies' CT-related assistance programs in order to
facilitate closer coordination among embassies in the
collective assistance effort. The matrix will list relevant
CT-related programs by country and target. The group agreed
to merge the matrix into a single document and review it at
the next tri-lateral meeting scheduled for November.
HUME

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