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US, Indonesia Reaffirm Commitment to Strong Bilateral Defense Partnership

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Wahyu Dwi Anggoro • 18 September 2020 11:41
Jakarta: US Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy James H. Anderson has concluded a productive visit to Indonesia where he met with Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto, Chief of Defense Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, and Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Pandjaitan.
 
"The US official expressed solidarity with Indonesia’s efforts to combat covid-19 and reaffirmed the Department of Defense’s commitment to a strong bilateral defense partnership," the US Department of Defense said in a press release on Thursday.
 
In Indonesia, Anderson discussed a range of regional issues including the South China Sea, counter-terrorism, cyber threats, and U.S. investment in Indonesia.

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"They also discussed pending defense acquisitions," It stated.
 
In addition, both sides affirmed the importance of senior-level policy dialogue and look forward to resuming annual military exercises and defense engagements as soon as conditions allow.
 
On Wednesday, Anderson co-chaired the 11th Strategic Security Policy Dialogue in Singapore.
 
(WAH)

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