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RI, Russia strengthen security cooperation

  • Agnes Anya
    Agnes Anya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, March 2, 2018 | 07:00 pm
RI, Russia strengthen security cooperation Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto (center) accompanies President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo who gave a press statement on global security after a limited Cabinet meeting at the Bogor Presidential Palace on Dec.7, 2017. (Antara/Puspa Perwitasari)

Indonesia and Russia have agreed to strengthen security cooperation during the 4th Bilateral Consultative Forum between the Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Ministry and the Secretary Office of the Russian Federation Security Council.

Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto and Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev led their respective country's delegations at the meeting, which was held in Jakarta on Thursday.

The forum is an annual bilateral consultative event on law and security between the ministry and the Russian Security Council.

At the forum, officials discussed several law and security issues, including efforts to enhance cooperation in law enforcement, technical military expertise, cyber security, the eradication of terrorism financing and strengthening counter terrorism cooperation.

They also exchanged views on regional issues, according to a press statement issued by the ministry on Friday.

Officials also agreed to promote mutual understanding on the political, legal and security issues that have become their mutual concern.

“This shows the commitment of both countries to maintaining security and stability in the region,” a ministry spokesperson said. (ebf)

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