Commanders of Indonesia, Australia meet to bolster military relations
A joint letter of endorsement for the Indonesian Australian Defence Alumni Association was signed between the two chiefs.
The Commander of Indonesian Military, Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto met his Australian counterpart Gen. Angus Campbell. It was the occasion of sixth annual Australia-Indonesia high-level committee meeting in Darwin, Australia.
Both the commanders agreed to an extensive programme of all the wings of Army i.e. navy, army and air force joint exercises and other activities for 2019 and 2020 period.
They also discussed on the role of people-to-people ties for developing a strong and mutually beneficial relationship and further agreed to establish regular programmes to ensure contacts and exchange visits.
This year is the 25th anniversary of Australia-Indonesia special forces cooperation.
A joint letter of endorsement for the Indonesian Australian Defence Alumni Association was signed between the two chiefs. It plays a crucial role in strengthening people-to-people links between these two defence forces.
Both the Chiefs also noted the participation of F-16 aircraft of Indonesian Air Force in Exercise Pitch Black.
The Indonesian commander also visited Australian Defense facilities. He talked with Australian and US's officials about the important contribution US Force Posture Initiatives makes to ensure security and stability in the Indo-Pacific.