Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesian Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu has invited his Qatari counterpart Khalid Bin Mohammed Al Attiyah to attend a defence exhibition named Indo Defence 2016 to be held in Jakarta on November 2-5 in order to strengthen defence and security relations between the two countries.

Currently, Qatar is importing military outfits from Indonesia for its military forces. Qatar is also interested in military products manufactured by Indonesian State-owned enterprises specialising in military and commercial products like Pindad, Indonesian aerospace company - Dirgantara Indonesia, and Indonesian shipbuilding companies.

Several Indonesian military products that have been famous in Qatar are light tank and military rifle.

Minister Ryamizard said Indo Defence 2016 is the largest defence industry fair that promotes military weapons and equipment.

At least 800 companies from 20 countries will showcase their military technology products for around 20,000 visitors, he said.

Apart from Indonesia, Qatar imports various military products from other developing countries like Pakistan and Turkey.

Indonesia and Qatar are stepping up their bilateral ties. A Qatari police delegation is scheduled to visit Indonesia next month in order to increase cooperation on security.

The Qatar police will study how the Indonesian Police prevents juvenile delinquency and crimes on teenagers and trafficking.

The cooperation will also include capacity building in dealing with security challenges in Qatar.-VNA