UAE Minister of State for Defence Affairs receives Indonesian Defence Minister

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Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, received Prabowo Subianto, Defence Minister of Indonesia, who is currently visiting the country.

During the meeting, the parties discussed cooperation and joint coordination between the two friendly countries in the defence and military fields and ways to enhance them in the best interest of the two countries.

They also tackled a number of regional and international issues of mutual interest and exchanged views regarding them.

The meeting was attended by Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces; Mattar Salem Ali Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Defence.

Al Bowardi stressed the UAE’s desire to bolster ties with Indonesia in various domains, especially in issues related to defence and military Affairs and methods to boost them.

The two sides attended the signing of Memoranda of Understanding and agreements, including a protocol agreement between the Ministries of Defence in both countries regarding cooperation in the field of defence industries and military procurement, a protocol agreement between the Indonesian Ministry of Defence and the Tawazun Economic Council,.

A Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the field of design, manufacturing and marketing of aircraft between the Indonesian Ministry of Defence and Calidus company were inked.

The two sides also signed a MoU for cooperation in the design, manufacture and marketing of mechanisms fields between the Indonesian Ministry of Defence and the UAE company Calidus.

A number of senior military officials were also present at the meeting and the signing of the MoU’s.

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