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Defence Minister moves to strengthen bilateral ties between Nigeria, Indonesia

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Defence Minister moves to strengthen bilateral ties between Nigeria, Indonesia

Maj. Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi

Nigeria’s Defence Minister, Maj. Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) is exploring new ways to rejig defence diplomatic ties between Nigeria and Indonesia.

This was the outcome of the courtesy call on the Minister of Defence at the Ministry of Defence Headquarters Abuja by the Ambassador of Indonesia to Nigeria, Dr. Usra Hendra Harahap.

Magashi restated the need for the two countries to review cooperation and collaboration in information and intelligence sharing to meet contemporary requirements in digital electronic deployment.

He emphasised a win – win business transaction in the purchase of military equipment cloaked in gradual and systematic transfer of technology to grow the nation’s defence productive capabilities.

Defence Minister moves to strengthen bilateral ties between Nigeria, Indonesia

The Defence Minister and the Indonesian Ambassador who were accompanied to the Ship House by the newly deployed Defence Attache to Nigeria, Colonel Ottow Resalino Maniagasi in the bilateral talk, agreed to explore new ways with prospect for inclusion in the envisioned Memorandum of Understanding between the two Countries.

The Ambassador of Indonesia to Nigeria who has concurrent accreditations to ten Countries and ECOWAS, identified specific areas in technological support to boost support for counter terrorism operations and other Military Campaigns in the Country.

Both parties however agreed on putting necessary ingredients and documents together that will midwife a more robust engagement towards actualising a strengthened bilateral Defence Cooperation between the two countries

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