Indonesia, S Korea discuss military armament system procurements

Jakarta (ANTARA) – South Korean Ambassador to Indonesia Kim Changbeon called on Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud MD on Wednesday to discuss procurement of main military armament system (Alutsista), among others.
The courtesy call is usual as he only assumed the post of coordinating minister for political, legal and security affairs less than a month ago, Mahfud said.

The meeting also discussed President Joko Widodo’s plan to visit South Korea this month to attend an international meeting. The president is scheduled to leave on November 23, he said.

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The other agenda of the meeting was bilateral talks between Indonesia and South Korea that have engaged in many areas of cooperation, he said.

The meeting also highlighted a plan for cooperation in the procurement of the main military armament system, but he did not elaborate on the plan.

Asked about the cooperation between the two nations in the procurement of fighter jets KFX/IFX which is still obscure, he said he did not discuss only that with the ambassador.

“We discussed a lot of things, not only that but also investigation, armament, and trade. These issues are only a small part (of many issues). We also discussed Korean detainees held custody in Indonesia at the request of another country,” he said.  

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