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Readout of Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. James H. Anderson's Meetings With Indonesian Officials

Sept. 17, 2020

Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. James H. Anderson concluded a productive visit to Indonesia where he met with Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto, Chief of Defense Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, and Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Pandjaitan. 

Dr. Anderson expressed solidarity with Indonesia’s efforts to combat COVID-19 and reaffirmed the Department of Defense’s commitment to a strong bilateral defense partnership. 
 
The leaders discussed a range of regional issues including the South China Sea, counter-terrorism, cyber threats, and U.S. investment in Indonesia.  They also discussed pending defense acquisitions.  

Both sides affirmed the importance of senior-level policy dialogue and look forward to resuming annual military exercises and defense engagements as soon as conditions allow.