DPR's Commission I approves bill on defense cooperation with Sweden

DPR's Commission I approves bill on defense cooperation with Sweden

Deputy Chairman of Commission I Abdul Kharis Almasyari. ANTARA/HO-Doc.pri

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Commission I of the House of Representatives (DPR) approved a Bill on Ratification of the Agreement on Defense Cooperation between the Governments of Indonesia and the Kingdom of Sweden.

The bill will be brought to a plenary meeting of the DPR to be passed into law, Deputy Chairman of Commission I Abdul Kharis Almasyari stated during a hearing here on Wednesday.

On the occasion, Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto affirmed that approval of the Indonesian Parliament’s Commission I mirrored a spirit of togetherness.

Furthermore, Commission I realized the urgency of drafting a bill on Indonesia's defense cooperation with the Government of Sweden.

Prior to the decision being taken, each political party's faction in the Commission I voiced its opinion on the bill after hearing Subianto’s explanation.

The defense cooperation between Indonesia and Sweden entails seven points, with the first being the exchange of information and experiences on issues of common interests pertaining to political, military, and international maritime security issues.

"Second, it also includes the exchange of information and best practices as well as advancing cooperation between the two countries' agencies in the field of scientific research and development and other related institutions," he stated.

The third point is cooperation and the exchange of knowledge related to logistical support and maintenance on the basis of mutual benefit and agreement from the parties.

The fourth point encompasses technology transfer, joint research, joint production, joint marketing, and quality assurance.

The fifth point pertains to enhancing military training at all levels, including civilian personnel in the Ministry of Defense.

The sixth point focuses on cooperation in military, medical, and health activities, while the seventh concerns other cooperation that were mutually agreed upon.

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