Iraq Eyes Indonesian Defence Products

By John Lee.

Indonesia's Defence Minister, Purnomo Yusgiantoro (pictured), said on Wednesday that Iraq has expressed interest in buying Indonesian defence products.

The statement came as Deputy Defense Minister Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin visits Iraq, in part to consider ways of boosting cooperation in the defense sector.

“This visit is strictly bilateral and has nothing to do with China or the United States,” the minister added. “This is purely for military cooperation with Iraq.”

Purnomo said Sjafrie met with his counterpart, other military leaders and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, along with deputy prime ministers in the economy and defense sectors.

(Source: Jakarta Globe)

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