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RI, S'pore discuss military training, airspace control

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 9 2019   /  12:14 am
Good neighbors: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (center) inspects the guard of honor with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (third left) at the Istana in Singapore on Tuesday.(Reuters/Feline Lim)(center) inspects the guard of honor with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (third left) at the Istana in Singapore on Tuesday.(Reuters/Feline Lim)

Good neighbors: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (center) inspects the guard of honor with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (third left) at the Istana in Singapore on Tuesday.(Reuters/Feline Lim)Indonesia and Singapore have started talks on airspace management and an agreement on military training, two issues that would be negotiated “separately but concurrently”, the leaders of the two countries have said, amid concerns Indonesia might be looking at a bad deal.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was in Singapore on Tuesday for an annual leaders retreat with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, where they raised various bilateral issues including the management of the flight information region (FIR) above Riau Islands province.An FIR is a specified region of airspace in which flight information and alert services (ALRS) are provided. FIRs above Batam, Tanjung Pinang, Karimun an...