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Jakarta Post

RI, Timor Leste ink defense deals

  • Novan Iman Santosa

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 22 2011   /  07:00 am

Timor Leste and Indonesia on Friday agreed to improve and widen bilateral relations through defense cooperation.

Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Timor Leste Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão — who is also his country’s defense and security minister — signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the Timor Leste capital of Dili, the Indonesian Defense Ministry said in a statement Sunday.
Turning a new leaf: Timor Leste Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao (left), who is also the country’s minister for defense and security, and Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro (right sitting) sign a memorandum of understanding on defense cooperation in Dili, Timor Leste, on Friday. Courtesy of the Indonesian Defense MinistryThe cooperations includes bilateral dialogue and consultation on strategic and security issues, information exchange on defense issues, improved...