Prabowo appeals to ASEAN nations to unitedly foil terrorism

Prabowo appeals to ASEAN nations to unitedly foil terrorism

Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto. ANTARA/Bagus Ahmad Rizaldi

I highly hope for good communication among ASEAN member states in the event of the terrorism threat,
Bandung, W Java (ANTARA) - Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto has appealed to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states to exert combined efforts to tackle terrorism.

Terrorism poses a threat to state security, and every nation must remain alert to the threat, he remarked while opening the 20th ASEAN Chiefs of Army Multilateral Meeting (ACAMM) in Bandung, the capital of West Java Province, on Monday.

"I have pinned high hopes for sound communication among ASEAN member states in the event of a terrorism threat," he informed military delegations from ASEAN member states.

He highlighted three terrorism-induced threats to ASEAN member states in the form of transnational crimes, radicalism, and terrorism.

"Regardless of whether we come to the realization and we like it, a dynamic movement exists that threatens ASEAN member states," he stated.

For its part, the former commandant general of the Army's special elite troops (Kopassus) appealed to all countries to establish coordination to thwart the ideology.

"Hence, the meeting is hoped to pave the way for sound cooperation among ASEAN member states," he stated.

Furthermore, he is upbeat about ASEAN member states establishing sound cooperation as part of the efforts to create peace among all nations in the world.

"This is for the sake of strong sovereignty in each ASEAN member state to facilitate continued progress and development in future," he added. Related news: Prabowo Subianto visits Malaysia

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