Indonesia, India hold first security dialogue hinh anh 1Spokesperson of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar (Photo: AP/VNA)

New Delhi (VNA) – Indonesia and India held their first security dialogue in New Delhi on January 9.

The dialogue was co-chaired by India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs H. Wiranto, said spokesperson of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar.

The two sides have agreed on operational cooperation in security and counter-terrorism fields, according to the spokesperson.

During his visit, Minister Wiranto also met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. At the meeting, Modi lauded the first security dialogue between the two nations, saying that India and Indonesia hold great potential for cooperation in green economy development as well as maritime security.

He also expressed his hope to welcome Indonesian President Joko Widodo in late January, as leaders of ASEAN countries will come to India for the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit and will also be the chief guests at India’s Republic Day celebrations.-VNA