On 20 December 2016 Sweden’s Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist visited Indonesia to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of defence.
Peter Hultqvist and his Indonesian counterpart Ryamizard Ryacudu signed MoU. The Ministers discussed a deepened cooperation, exchange of information, as well as the security policy situation. Besides signing the MoU Peter Hultqvist also visited Indonesia National Defence Forces Peacekeeping Centre. The Centre trains Indonesian units which are being used in UN-missions. Sweden and Indonesia participate in the same UN-mission in Mali.
“The journey is about preserving the relationship with Indonesia by deepening defence cooperation in areas such as research and education,” said Peter Hultqvist after his meeting with Indonesian Defence Minister in Jakarta.
The strategic position and its regional importance make Indonesia a central partner to Sweden, reports the Swedish Government.