The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said it is preparing a defence co-operation agreement with Belarus that will facilitate joint research, development, and manufacturing activities.
The accord was approved by a defence committee under the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR) on 28 January and will now be sent to a DPR plenary session for final approval.
The MoD said the accord, which will also provide a framework for defence trade between the countries, has already been agreed in principle but requires government ratification to become law.
The MoD added that the proposed agreement will widen the scope of existing collaboration that is supported by a defence industry accord signed by Indonesia and Belarus in March 2013.
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