Indonesia, US joint exercise ends

Sidoarjo, E Java (ANTARA News) - The five-day Indonesia-US joint exercise themed Marines Tactical Warfare Simulation (MTWS) ended on Friday.

Assistant for operation to the Commander of Marine Corps, Colonel Nanang Saefulloh, representing the commander of the Marine corps, Brigadier General Lukman, S.T., M.Si (Han), closed the joint exercise at Bhumi Marinir in Gedangan, Sidoarjo, East Java.

During the five-day exercise, naval soldiers of the two countries took part in the command post exercise, he stated.

"The participants also took part in a series of activities, ranging from planning, management, coordination, and decision-making process to soldiers mobilization simulation, in an integrated manner," he noted.

The exercise also included ways to handle the impact of natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions.

"This exercise is important to forge cooperation and mutual understanding in military planning process between the two countries," he revealed.

(S012/INE/B003)

Reported by Indra Setiawan

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