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Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro
BEIJING – Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro said the Indonesian military ties with China more closely, and expect even stronger in the future.

“Mutual visits between high officials of the ministry of defense of both countries, illustrates further the close defense ties between the two countries,” he said when received by the Defence Minister General of the People’s Republic of China Chang Wangquan in Beijing on Monday.

Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro arrived at headquarters of China Central Military Committee, welcomed the military memorial and direct bilateral talks, on the development of defense and military relations between the two countries.

The visits of high antarpejabat defense ministry both countries, further strengthening strategic communication between Indonesia and China to strengthen defense ties between the two countries.

Indonesia and China have an annual defense ministerial meeting of the forum, the Defense Bilateral Consultation Forum, chaired by the deputy defense minister each party, as well as at the level of director general forum.

“We also have officers exchange of students to study in educational institutions and military defense in each country. Program of education and training together is getting stronger and more widespread,” said Defense Minister Purnomo.

Not only that, Indonesia and China also has a forum for dialogue between the Navy and the Navy of Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), (Navy to Navy Cooperation Meeting / NTNCM).

“China, also has become one of the sources for the modernization of weapons systems for the Indonesian military, in line with the policy of the Indonesian government to diversify the development of weapons systems for the Indonesian military,” he said.

Therefore, the Minister Purnomo further cooperation with China is very important also for the development of weapons systems for the defense of Indonesia.