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Jakarta Post

Indonesia may sell weapons, supplies to Iraq, Uganda

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 25 2012   /  10:12 am

Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin: (JP/P.J. Leo)Indonesia may soon sell weapons and military supplies to Iraq and Uganda, in what a top defense official said would be a first for an ASEAN member nation.

“We are inviting Iraqi defense officials to attend a ceremony commemorating the 67th anniversary of the TNI [Indonesian Military] on Oct. 5,” Deputy Defense Minister Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin said Friday.

“We are inviting Iraqi officials so they can also observe our defense industries, which produce both weapons and other supplies such as bulletproof vests, helmets, boots and uniforms.”

Sjafrie, who recently returned from a visit to Iraq, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda, said that he met Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki, who instructed his deputy defense minister and military chief to follow up on the Indonesian offer.

During the meeting, Sjafrie presen...