Indonesia, Sweden sign defence deal hinh anh 1 Indonesian counter-terrorism squad (Photo: Reuters)

Hanoi (VNA) – Indonesia and Sweden have secured a defence pact in a bid to boost bilateral engagements, said Indonesian Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu.

On December 20, Ryamizard and his Swedish counterpart Carl Anders Peter Hultqvist inked a memorandum of understanding on collaboration in weapon production, intelligence exchange and technology transfer.

Indonesia has previously imported arms from Sweden.

Jakarta wants to modernize its military forces to counter terrorism, transnational crime and cyber attacks. The country is considering the purchase of new aircraft after a series of air accidents recently.-VNA