India, Indonesia discuss greater maritime, defence, and cyber security cooperation
They recognized the importance of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between the two countries
India and Indonesia on Thursday reviewed the current global and security issues, including countering terrorism and violent extremism. They also discussed enhancing maritime, defence, and cyber security cooperation.
The issues were discussed during the 2nd India-Indonesia Security Dialogue (IISD) held in Jakarta, Indonesia.
It was co- chaired by Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mohammad Mahfud MD and India's National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval.
Providing information about the meeting, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said Minister Mahfud and National Security Adviser Doval recognized the importance of traditional friendly relationship and Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between the two countries.
Both sides expressed confidence that the IISD would strengthen the cooperation between them to overcome common challenges and identified opportunities for further close collaboration in the field of political and security issues, it added.
At the meeting, Minister Mahfud and NSA Doval signed the Memorandum of Understanding for Security Dialogue between the Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia and the National Security Council Secretariat of the Republic of India, the statement noted.
NSA Doval conveyed his gratitude to Minister Mahfud for hosting the meeting in Indonesia and extended an invitation to host Indonesia in India to co-chair the 3rd IISD.
Doval also met the Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs and Minister for Foreign Affairs, the MEA further said.
According to the MEA, the IISD is a forum that brings the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia and the National Security Adviser of the Republic of India together to discuss and enhance cooperation between the two countries on political and security issues.