Jakarta: Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto has visited Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan to discuss Indonesia's plans to forge cooperation in weaponry with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
"We just held discussions. He is going to hold a meeting with the Abu Dhabi minister of defense on February 24 there," Luhut stated after the meeting at his offices in Jakarta on Friday, February 21, 2020.
"There are plans to establish cooperation for manufacture of weaponry and drones," Luhut added.
Luhut admitted to having initiated communications with Abu Dhabi, adding that the related officials will follow up on the measures.
Luhut expounded that the cooperation plans center on the making of drones by Indonesia and wider into aerospace to armory, as well as ammunition.
"We will make the drones. Abu Dhabi was seeking a joint venture with Indonesia for technology development. We want to make sophisticated products," Luhut stated. (Antara)