I offered him a defense system."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu discussed cooperation on intelligence exchange with Fijis Defense Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola in Jakarta on Friday.

"(We discussed) issues relating to the cooperation on exchange of intelligence and education," Ryamizard said here on Friday.

The two sides also discussed defense cooperation such as training during the bilateral meeting.

Ryacudu also offered an Indonesian-made weaponry system (alusista) to Kubuabola.

"I offered him a defense system. Many countries have bought our defense equipment and if he is willing to purchase one, he can (buy it), so that we can strengthen our cooperation on (military) exercises," he said.

He said that the defense system offered included arms and ships.

Earlier, Kubuabola had said that the two sides were committed to improve defense cooperation.

"Today, we have agreed with the Indonesian defense minister to follow up our defense cooperation. We plan to sign a memorandum of understanding related to defense cooperation in the first quarter of 2017," he said.

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