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RI, France to ink defense cooperation deal this year

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 15 2020   /  02:18 am
Ahoy, general: Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto (center) salutes a guard of honor as his French counterpart Florence Parly (right) looks on, ahead of bilateral talks in Paris on Monday. (Courtesy of Indonesian Embassy to France)

Ahoy, general: Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto (center) salutes a guard of honor as his French counterpart Florence Parly (right) looks on, ahead of bilateral talks in Paris on Monday. (Courtesy of Indonesian Embassy to France)Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto held a bilateral meeting with his French counterpart Florence Parly on Monday, as the two countries aim to strike a defense cooperation deal this year.Prabowo visited Parly at the French Defense Ministry in Paris on Monday during which the two ministers discussed steps to strengthen bilateral defense ties and efforts to help advance Indonesia's defense industry."As two strategic partners, Indonesia and France have good defense cooperation. Indonesia wants to continue to enhance defense cooperation, especially in areas that can improve the TNI's [Indonesian Military] equipment and advance the Indonesian defense industry," Prabowo ...