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Jakarta Post

Spain, RI strengthen defense, relief ties

  • Novan Iman Santosa

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, February 14 2013   /  12:26 pm

Spain and Indonesia have agreed to improve existing defense cooperation between both countries by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) covering a wide range of activities.

The fields covered by the MOU, signed by Spanish Defense Minister Pedro Morenes Eulate and his Indonesian counterpart Purnomo Yusgiantoro, include education, planning, innovation, logistical support and acquisition of defense products, the Indonesian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

Purnomo said there were three major issues discussed during Eulate’s visit.

“First, we want to establish closer people-to-people contact and communication between officials and ministries to increase defense relations,” he told a press conference.

“Second, we are cooperating in military operation other than war, especially in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.”

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