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Indonesia, Philippines sign defence industry accord

28 February 2020
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Indonesia and the Philippines have signed an agreement to support bilateral defence industrial engagement. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) – signed on 27 February in Jakarta – is intended to facilitate increased exports from Indonesia to its Southeast Asian neighbour.

The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the MOU will act as a “legal umbrella” for defence industry co-operation and technology transfers between the two countries. It added that “Indonesia hopes to support Philippine military procurements through [the supply of] Indonesian defence industry products.”

The MoD added, “With the signing of this MOU, it is hoped that [Indonesian defence firm] PT Pindad and other companies will be able to offer their products to the Philippines.”

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