London (ANTARA News) - The nations flag carrier PT Garuda Indonesia and British aircraft engine maker Roll Roys signed a 1 billion pound cooperation agreement here on Tuesday.

"The results of the meeting between President Jokowi (Joko Widodo) and Prime Minister David Cameron included the agreement between Garuda and Roll Roys worth 1 billion poundsterling," British Ambassador to Indonesia Moazzam Malik said here on Tuesday.

Garuda would buy 14 units of aircraft produced in Britain and other European countries, Moazzam said after the meeting between Jokowi and Cameron.

The units to be produced in Britain will use Roll Roys engines, he said.

Under the agreement, Garuda would send mechanics and technicians for training in Roll Roys.

The ambassador said that Jokowi and Cameron also discussed issue of extremism, adding that Cameron asked Indonesia to play a greater international role in controlling radicalism.(*)

Editor: Heru Purwanto
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