Japan Prime Minister Kishida meets Indonesia President-elect Prabowo in Tokyo

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and Indonesia's president-elect Prabowo Subianto have agreed to increase cooperation on a wide range of issues, including national security.

Prabowo, who is currently defense minister, is visiting Japan for the first time since he won Indonesia's presidential election in February. He met Kishida at the prime minister's office in Tokyo on Wednesday.

Kishida congratulated Prabowo on his election victory, and described Indonesia as a wonderful partner that shares Japan's basic values and principles.

The prime minister expressed his wish for the two countries to work closer together on bilateral as well as regional and international matters.

Kishida and Prabowo agreed to cooperate further on issues such as national security, the economy and disaster prevention.

The two also exchanged views on the situation in the East and South China seas, where China is increasing its presence, as well as North Korea's nuclear and missile development programs and the political turmoil in Myanmar.