Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian and French governments agreed to explore cooperation in various fields, including defense, security, and transfer of defense technology, at the 2+2 meeting in Paris, France, on Friday.
During the meeting, the Indonesian government was represented by Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi and Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto, while the French government was represented by Minister of Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna and Minister of the Armed Forces Sébastien Lecornu.
“The 2+2 meeting went very well. Our relationship with France, especially in the defense field, is the best in decades,” Subianto noted in a statement as confirmed by Head of the Public Relations Bureau of the Secretariat General of the Defense Ministry, Brigadier General Edwin Adrian Sumantha.
Subianto conveyed President Joko Widodo’s keenness to increase cooperation with France in the defense sector, including those related to technology transfer programs and the purchase of defense equipment.
Hence, during the meeting, the minister sought to explore ways to intensify military cooperation, especially in the fields of education, soldier exchanges, and joint training.
Source: ANTARA News