US, Indonesia Eye New Defense Pacts

Both sides will elevate defense ties and deepen maritime cooperation, sources tell The Diplomat.

Exclusive: US, Indonesia Eye New Defense Pacts For Jokowi Visit

By Prashanth Parameswaran

The United States and Indonesia are set to elevate their defense relationship and deepen maritime security cooperation during the upcoming visit of Indonesian president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to Washington, D.C., sources told The Diplomat ahead of the visit (See: “Exclusive: What to Expect in US-Indonesia Relations During Jokowi’s Visit“).

Jakarta and Washington have already been cooperating in the defense realm, which has been furthered within the security working group of the U.S.-Indonesia comprehensive partnership signed in 2010 under Jokowi’s predecessor Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

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