"We work together with the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) to step up and strengthen international defense and maritime security," Blake stated at the University of Indonesia campus in Depok, West Java, on Wednesday.
He affirmed that the United States will assist Indonesia in modernizing its military equipment and help the TNI in implementing advanced and world-class American technological system.
"We will also assist Indonesia in the modernization of its military by providing American military technological system," Blake remarked.
In addition, he said the United States is also ready to provide increased security in Indonesian waters using the resources from the US military forces.
Blake explained that the aid can be in the form of specialized military training and equipment assistance to strengthen Indonesias maritime defense capabilities.
"This is to ensure security of the Indonesian waters and to prevent illegal fishing by foreign vessels," he remarked.
Blake noted that securing the Indonesian waters was essential, since geographically, it is surrounded by oceans.
He stated that Indonesia is establishing the concept of world maritime axis.