Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Jordan, through Indonesian National Resilience Institute (Lemhanas) and Royal Defense College of Jordan (RJNDC), forged cooperation in resilience education, noted a written statement from the Indonesian Embassy in Amman received in Jakarta, Saturday.

The National Defense Agency of Indonesia has signed a memorandum of understanding on Education, Training, and Strategic Studies in Defense and Security in Amman, Jordan, on October 17, 2018.

The memorandum of understanding was signed by Governor of the Indonesian National Defense Agency, Military Lieutenant General (Ret.) Agus Widjojo from the Indonesian side and RJNDC Commander Brigadier General Abdullah S. Al Shdaift from the Jordanian side.

RJNDC Commander Brig. Gen. Abdullah remarked that Jordan was keen to learn from Indonesia`s experience as a country, with thousands of islands and cultural diversity, but still able to maintain unity and security.

On the other hand, Widjojo stressed that Indonesia was also keen to take a cue from Jordan on how it maintains national security in the midst of an unstable Middle East political situation.

The signing of the memorandum of understanding aims to increase cooperation in the areas of education, training, and strategic assessment in the fields of defense and security.

This is since the governments of both nations are aware and willing to increase cooperation in these fields, especially since they had established diplomatic relations in 1950.

The signing of the memorandum of understanding was viewed as being important, as both parties deemed it necessary to conduct strategic studies on the latest regional and international issues in the fields of defense and security.

Both parties also recognize the importance of enhancing cooperation and helping one another in the implementation of education, training, and strategic studies in the fields of defense and security.

Editing by Eliswan, Otniel

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