Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Indonesia

Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist visited Indonesia the 20th of December. The purpose of the trip was to sign a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of defence.

Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and his Indonesian counterpart Ryamizard Ryacudu signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of defence
Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and his Indonesian counterpart Ryamizard Ryacudu signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of defence. Photo: Marinette Nyh Radebo/Government Offices of Sweden

Peter Hultqvist and his Indonesian counterpart Ryamizard Ryacudu signed the 20th of Decmeber a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of defence. The Ministers discussed a deepened cooperation, exchange of information and the security policy situation. Besides signing the Memorandum of Understanding Peter Hultqvist also visited Indonesia National Defence Forces Peacekeeeping Centre. The Centre trains Indonesian units which are being used in UN-missions. Sweden and Indonesia participate in the same UN-mission in Mali.

- The journey is about preserving the relationship with Indonesia by deepening defence cooperation in areas such as research and education, said Peter Hultqvist after his meeting with Indonesian Defence Minister in Jakarta.

The strategic position and its regional importance of Indonesia makes it an central partner to Sweden.