China ready to support modernization of Indonesian military`s weapons: Minister

Beijing (ANTARA News) - During a meeting with Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro here on Tuesday, Chinese Defense Minister General Chang Wanquan expressed his willingness to support the Indonesian militarys efforts to modernize its weapon systems.

"We are ready to support the Indonesian military to improve both its personnel and weapon systems. We are ready to support Indonesia unconditionally. We always were and will always be (ready to support the Indonesian military) in the future," Chang stated.

According to him, China and Indonesia have enjoyed sound cooperation in the defense sector during the last five years. Apart from increased number of exchange visits between the defense ministry officials of both countries, Indonesia and China have also held several joint military training exercises.

Defense cooperation between the two countries was initiated with the signing of the Indonesia-China Defense Cooperation agreement on November 7, 2007. (*)