Indonesia, Saudi Arabia agree on defense cooperation

13:51, April 12, 2011      

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The governments of Indonesia and Saudi Arabia have agreed to work together in the field of defense, encompassing defense-related education and training, personnel exchange and developing defense industries in both countries, local media reported on Tuesday.

Indonesian Deputy Defense Minister Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin and Prince Khalid bin Sultan of Saudi Arabia signed the agreement during Sjafrie's visit to Saudi Arabia."Both parties will soon form a working group or military joint committee that will be tasked to identify areas of cooperation," a statement released by the ministry said.

The first meeting will be held in June and a memorandum of understanding is expected to be signed in December, local media said.

Source: Xinhua
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