Minister of Defense Prabowo Strengthens Defense Cooperation with Singapore

INDONESIAUPDATES.COM, News En – The Indonesian Ministry of Defense is enhancing its defense cooperation with Singapore as part of efforts to bolster bilateral relations between the two countries. Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto announced that this cooperation will encompass joint training, maritime security, and educational exchange programs.

“The Indonesian Ministry of Defense is ready to increase defense cooperation, especially after the enactment of the Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA), including joint training, maritime security, and educational exchange programs,” stated Prabowo in a press release received in Jakarta on Saturday (1/6/2024).

Previously, Prabowo attended the Opening Reception of the 21st Edition of the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. Following the reception, he held a bilateral meeting with Singapore Prime Minister Lawrence Wong at the Singapore Palace.

Prabowo began the meeting by expressing his gratitude to Prime Minister Wong for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to him and the Indonesian delegation during the Shangri-La Dialogue 2024. The bilateral meeting aimed to reinforce the defense cooperation relationship between Indonesia and Singapore.

“Thank you for the warm welcome and friendliness towards me and the Indonesian delegation,” Prabowo remarked. The President-elect for the 2024-2029 period also expressed his honor in speaking at the forum, which seeks to promote regional dialogue to address security challenges and build trust among countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Prabowo is scheduled to deliver a special address at the Shangri-La Dialogue, focusing on international involvement and commitment to security stability. Additionally, he congratulated Prime Minister Wong on his recent appointment and praised his effective leadership and communication with the Indonesian government.


Pertanyaan Umum (FAQ): Strengthening Defense Cooperation between Indonesia and Singapore


Q: Who is involved in the defense cooperation between Indonesia and Singapore? A: The cooperation involves the Indonesian Ministry of Defense, led by Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, and the government of Singapore, represented by Prime Minister Lawrence Wong.

Q: What is the purpose of the defense cooperation? A: The cooperation aims to strengthen bilateral relations between Indonesia and Singapore, enhance regional security, and promote stability in the Asia-Pacific region.

Q: What are the key areas of cooperation? A: The key areas of cooperation include joint military training, maritime security, and educational exchange programs.

Q: What is the Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA)? A: The Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA) is a formal agreement between Indonesia and Singapore that outlines the framework for defense collaboration, including joint training, maritime security, and educational exchanges.

Q: What event did Defense Minister Prabowo attend in Singapore? A: Defense Minister Prabowo attended the Opening Reception of the 21st Edition of the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.

Q: Who did Prabowo meet with during his visit to Singapore? A: Prabowo held a bilateral meeting with Singapore Prime Minister Lawrence Wong at the Singapore Palace.

Q: What topics were discussed during the bilateral meeting? A: The meeting focused on strengthening defense cooperation, expressing gratitude for the warm welcome and hospitality, and discussing regional security challenges and trust-building measures.

Q: What is the Shangri-La Dialogue? A: The Shangri-La Dialogue is an annual defense summit held in Singapore, bringing together defense ministers and military chiefs from Asia-Pacific and other regions to discuss regional security issues.

Q: Will Prabowo be speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue? A: Yes, Prabowo is scheduled to deliver a special address at the Shangri-La Dialogue, focusing on international involvement and commitment to security stability.

Q: What did Prabowo say about Prime Minister Wong? A: Prabowo congratulated Prime Minister Wong on his recent appointment and praised his effective leadership and communication with the Indonesian government.


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