Al Bowardi discusses strengthening defence cooperation with Indonesia

HE Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, met General Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment of the Republic of Indonesia, and discussed with him the friendly relations and bilateral cooperation and ways of enhancing and developing them to serve the common concerns.

During the meeting – which was held this morning in Jakarta – the two sides exchanged talks on opportunities to further develop cooperation in various fields with the aim of enhancing the partnership between the two countries.

Al-Bowardi also discussed with HE Prabowo Subianto, the Indonesian Minister of Defence, strengthening defence cooperation. During the meeting, they reviewed cooperation relations in the defence field and defence industries between the UAE and the Republic of Indonesia. The two sides discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations, and exchanged views on issues and subjects of common concern at the regional and global levels.

Bowardi stressed the importance of enhancing bilateral cooperation between the two countries and opening new horizons for joint action in various fields, especially the defence field. On the other hand, HE the Minister of State for Defence Affairs reviewed during his visit to the Republic of Indonesia the various fields of Indonesian industries, and HE, accompanied by a delegation of senior officers of the Ministry of Defence, visited the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space, and Pindad enterprise for Military Industries, and Ptdi company for aviation industry.

Al Bowardi praised the depth of the Emirati-Indonesian relations, and the keenness to enhance and develop them to new horizons of bilateral cooperation and partnership that serve the common goals and interests in the two friendly countries.

HE the Minister of State for Defence Affairs also opened the UAE military attaché office in Jakarta and raised the state flag in the presence of HE Muhammad Abdullah Bin Mutlaq Al-Ghafli, the UAE's ambassador to the Republic of Indonesian, the military attaché and senior officers of the Armed Forces.