Japan and Indonesia held their first "two-plus-two" meetings of foreign and defense ministers in Tokyo on Thursday, agreeing to work on a pact that could allow to Japan to export some defense weapons and technologies to Indonesia.

The two countries also agreed to hold the meeting once every two years, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi told a joint news conference at a Tokyo hotel at the summit's conclusion.

"This meeting opened a new page for the bilateral relationship between Japan and Indonesia. This is historic," Retno told reporters through an interpreter.