TNI encourages strong regional maritime partnership

ASEAN countries encouraged to cooperate.

TNI encourages strong regional maritime partnership

Nani Afrida

Indonesian Military (TNI) chief Gen. Moeldoko has encouraged militaries from ASEAN countries to be more involved in maritime and naval cooperation, to cope with threats to the sovereignty of each country.

Moeldoko delivered a proposal for a stronger joint maritime partnership during the 12th ASEAN Chiefs of Defense Informal Meeting (ACDFIM) in Malaysia recently.

“Today we face new and often non-traditional security challenges. We must work with our ASEAN partners to protect and defend sea lanes through the South China Sea, which serve as a backbone for the economic development and prosperity of the region,” Gen. Moeldoko said.

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