Indonesian President Joko Widodo held a meeting on the organisation and modernisation of the army and police in Jakarta on March 17.

The function saw the attendance of Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security affairs Tedjo Edhi Purdijatno, and military chief Moeldoko.

Earlier, the president decided to raise national defence budget to approximately 15 billion USD in 2017 from the current 7.7 billion USD.

The goal was set along with an expected economic growth of 7 percent.-VNA