Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Officials of the Indonesian and US Navies have discussed a scenario of joint exercise, dubbed Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT).

The scenario was discussed during an Initial Plan Conference (IPC) held in Surabaya, East Java, on March 10, a press release of the Indonesian Navys Eastern Fleet Command said on Friday.

The CARAT 2016 IPC witnessed participation by a 19-member US delegation headed by the US embassys Defense Attache Captain Mark Stacpoole and a 23-member Indonesian delegation led by Colonel M Zaenal of the Indonesian Navy.

The joint naval exercise will be carried out in August this year. The activities will also include a civic mission, a symposium, a band clinic, a music performance and sports games.

Surabayas residents including students will be involved in the activities.

Editor: Priyambodo RH
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