The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on 4 December that it is drafting new defence co-operation agreements with Spain and Serbia as part of continuing efforts to diversify its military trade and industrial partnerships.
The MoD said that the accords will be framed by separate memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreements expected to be approved by the Indonesian government soon. It said such approvals will provide the legal foundation for defence industrial collaboration between Indonesia and the two countries. The scope of collaboration, however, will remain dependent on contracts.
The MoD said that the MOUs will enable Spain and Serbia to assist in the development of Indonesia's defence industry and enhance the capabilities of the Indonesian Armed Forces (Tentara Nasional Indonesia: TNI).
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