Visit to the Ministry of Defense from Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs

Visit to the Ministry of Defense from Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs
Commemorative photograph at the statue of General Sudirman
Commemorative photograph at the statue of General Sudirman

On August 27, H.E. Djoko Suyanto, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs for the Republic of Indonesia, visited the Ministry of Defense.

Mr. Djoko Suyanto attended a lunch reception hosted by the Defense Minister Morimoto after a floral tribute, a salute ceremony, inspection of the guards, and visit to the statue of General Sudirman.

Mr. Morimoto stated that Indonesia is one of the important counties for Japan, and it is great to have a strategic partnership with such country.

Mr. Djoko Suyanto said that Indonesia had cooperated with Japan in the fields of education, culture, and social development, and had built up a good relationship with Japan to date, including in the areas of security and defense as well as in the private sector. He also expressed his gratitude for the various forms of support that the SDF had provided to Indonesia in the areas such as evacuation and reconstruction, in the aftermath of natural disasters in Sumatra, Java, and other parts of Indonesia.

The two Ministers discussed the regional situation, Japan–Indonesia defense cooperation, and other topics during their lunch meeting. Finally, Mr. Morimoto stated that Japan would like to continue to work closely with Indonesia in the future.

Minister of Defense visits MSDF troops (Yokosuka District)

Defense Minister Morimoto receiving reports on the current situation
Defense Minister Morimoto receiving reports on the current situation

On August 16, Minister of Defense Morimoto visited the Self-Defense Fleet Headquarters, the destroyer “Hyuga” and the submarine “Oyashio.” He talked with the commander at the site, received reports on the current situation, and addressed the troops in the hangar bay of “Hyuga.”

Defense Minister Morimoto addressing troops in the hangar<br />bay of “Hyuga.”
Defense Minister Morimoto addressing troops in the hangar
bay of “Hyuga.”
Commemorative photograph on “Hyuga”
Commemorative photograph on “Hyuga”
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