Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Cambodias Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen here on Tuesday praised the Indonesian military for its assistance in training six thousand Cambodian air force members and the prime ministers security detail.

"The Cambodian prime minister just now thanked us for having trained almost six thousand air force personnel and the prime ministers security detail," Indonesian President Joko Widodo noted after a bilateral meeting with the Cambodian prime minister on the sidelines of the current commemorative Asia-Africa Conference events.

President Joko Widodo noted that further cooperation with regard to military training will be needed, especially for the procurement of weapons and military uniforms from Indonesia.

"After the military training, weapons and uniforms will certainly be needed, and in this regard, I have offered Cambodia to buy them from Indonesia," he remarked.

On the occasion, he said that Cambodia had sought closer and deeper cooperation to develop trade between the two countries.

In a meeting held earlier with Palestines Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, President Joko Widodo discussed ways to end the occupation of Palestine.

Indonesia will continue to push for full membership of Palestine in the United Nations as an independent country, according to an Indonesian government official.

"Palestine is the only country still suffering under occupation. This should be ended," Cabinet Secretary Andi Widjajanto informed reporters following a meeting between President Joko Widodo and Palestines Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah.

Indonesia is currently hosting various events to mark the 60th anniversary of the Asia-Africa Conference, including a business summit scheduled here on April 21-22 and an Asia-Africa Summit on April 22 and 23, which will be followed by a historical walk event in Banding, on April 24, where the first Asia-Africa Conference was held in 1955.(*)

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