Malaysia-Indonesia sign MoU to share information on defence issues, cooperation in defence industry

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Memorandum of Understand (MoU) signed between Malaysia and Indonesia today had brought about a new injected perspective on the defence cooperation between the two neighbouring countries.

Senior Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said, to ensure the agreement in the MoU is implemented the best possible ways, it does not only depend on him and his counterpart, Prabowo to monitor but had instructed the Ministry’s top leaders besides the Malaysian and Indonesian Armed Forces to elevate the communication and meetings with their counterparts.

“Generally the MoU signed will enhance the cooperation between both countries in a wider scope including sharing information in defence issues; cooperation between both armed forces at various levels including exchange of officials, training, education and military exercises.

“A two way dialogue and discussion on strategic issues and military based on mutual interest will also be implemented, besides cooperation in science and defence technology and also cooperation in the defence industry,”

Hishammudin said in a statement.
Hishammuddin said that after he signed the MoU with Indonesian Minister of Defence, Prabowo at Wisma Perwira here Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Hishammuddin said, the 42nd General Border Committee (GBC) Malaysia-Indonesia Meeting was special and significant as it was the 50th year of cooperation at the Malaysia-Indonesia border that was established as a result of the Security Arrangement 1972.

“The GBC meeting had achieved important agreement especially on the safety and defence at the borders including to speed up the functions of Malaysia Armed Forces (MAF) and Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) at the existing Joint Affiliated Posts (GABMA) and the new ones involving seven posts in Indonesia and reactivate the Land, Sea and Air patrol coordination that was postponed due to COVID-19 as a measure to strengthen the cooperation relationships between the security agencies from both countries.

“The meeting had also focused on establishing cyber security cooperation under GBC MALINDO aimed at building cooperation relationship networks between Malaysia and Indonesia cyber and explore new initiatives in the effort to maintain the security of cyber data for both countries,” Hishammuddin said.-Malaysia World News


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