Turkish, Indonesian defense chiefs meet in Ankara

Security issues, cooperation in defense industry discussed during meeting

Sarp Ozer   | 23.10.2020
Turkish, Indonesian defense chiefs meet in Ankara Minister Of National Defence of Turkey, Hulusi Akar (C-R) and Minister of Defence of Indonesia, Prabowo Subianto (C-L) pose for a photo before talks in Ankara, Turkey on October 23, 2020. ( Arif Akdogan - Anadolu Agency )


Turkey's defense minister on Friday received his Indonesian counterpart in the capital Ankara, said the Turkish National Defense Ministry.

Hulusi Akar welcomed Prabowo Subianto with a military ceremony before holding a bilateral meeting. They also chaired a delegation-level meeting and exchanged views on bilateral and regional defense, security issues and cooperation in the defense industry. 

In a visit to France on Wednesday, the Indonesian minister met with his French counterpart Florence Parly in the capital Paris and discussed the current situation in the Indo-Pacific region.

“Prabowo Subianto and Florence Parly emphasized the importance of maintaining the stability and security in the Indo-Pacific region,” said the Indonesian Ministry of Defense in a statement released on Friday.

*Writing by Burak Dag

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