Subianto meets Luhut receives inputs on state defense

Subianto meets Luhut receives inputs on state defense

Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto and Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan told the press following their meeting in Jakarta on Thursday.. (ANTARA/Ade Irma Junida)

He is my senior. Since he is also Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, I take suggestions and ideas from him
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto met with Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan in Jakarta Thursday and received inputs on state defense. Luhut is his senior, both in the National Defense Forces (TNI) and the government, Subianto said.

"He is my senior. Since he is also Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, I take suggestions and ideas from him," he said.

He is in the middle of conducting safari visits to all ministers to receive their inputs on state defense, Subianto said.

Subianto said is scheduled to hold the first working meeting with the House of Representatives (DPR) Commission I Monday, November 11.

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"The House Commission I will summon Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto on Monday, November 11, at 10.00 a.m. local time. Through communication between the secretary of the House Commission I and the defense ministry, Subianto confirmed the plan to be present. He will be accompanied by the vice defense minister," Chief of the House Commission I Meutya Hafid said in a written statement released Thursday.

The working meeting will discuss the defense ministry's policies and the State defense strategy that Subianto will unveil at the meeting, she said.

Details of the defense ministry's general policies can be conveyed in an open meeting but the issue of state strategy and secrets will be discussed in a closed-door meeting, she said.

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has ordered Subianto to develop a domestic strategic defense industry. Moreover, the defense ministry receives the largest budget allocations in the government.  
 

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