Indonesia and China held their second defence cooperation meeting in Jakarta on August 19 during which they agreed to strengthen defence ties on the basis of mutual understanding and respect.

Addressing the meeting, Zhan Chunli, Director General of the Department of Defence Trade and Foreign Relations of the Chinese State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence stressed that the two countries already enjoyed strong ties in many fields, including in defence.

Meanwhile, Director General for Security Potentials of the Indonesian Defence Ministry Pos Hutabara said that China has become one of Indonesia ’s strategic partners in the development of defence industry, affirming the two sides can cooperate in many areas for mutual benefit.

So far, Indonesia has joined hands with China in the development of C-705 guided missiles. Indonesia has also purchased QW3 missiles from China for its special navy force.

During the meeting, both sides also presented their respective defence industrial products.-VNA