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Jokowi backs Prabowo’s defense vision

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 24 2020   /  12:31 am
Firm resolve: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (third left), accompanied by Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD (center), Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto (second left), Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko (third right), Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi (second right), Indonesian Military commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto (right), and several high-ranking police and military officials, pose for a picture after attending a meeting at the Defense Ministry in Jakarta on Thursday. (Antara/M. Risyal Hidayat)(third left), accompanied by Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD (center), Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto (second left), Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko (third right), Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi (second right), Indonesian Military commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto (right), and several high-ranking police and military officials, pose for a picture after attending a meeting at the Defense Ministry in Jakarta on Thursday. (Antara/M. Risyal Hidayat)

Firm resolve: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (third left), accompanied by Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD (center), Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto (second left), Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko (third right), Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi (second right), Indonesian Military commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto (right), and several high-ranking police and military officials, pose for a picture after attending a meeting at the Defense Ministry in Jakarta on Thursday. (Antara/M. Risyal Hidayat)President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has appeared to fully back his former rival, Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, over his effort to modernize Indonesia’s weapons systems, saying that such a move was necessary to counter wide-ranging security challenges going forward.The President, speaking in a meeting with officials from the Defense Mini...