Indonesia Invites Qatar to Defence Expo

Indonesian Ambassador to Qatar, Marshal (Retd) Muhammad Basri Sidehabi invited the Leader of Strategic Studies Centre (SSC), Qatar Armed Force, Brigadier General Dr Hamad Mohammed Al Marri to visit Indonesia in order to enhance bilateral relations particularly in defence cooperation, said a press release.

Dr Hamad Al Marri welcomed the invitation and will consider a visit to Indonesia to study Indonesian military industry as well as to attend the Indonesian defence industry exhibition, Indo-Defense 2017 in Jakarta.

Ambassador Basri gave a presentation about the development of Indonesia Industrial defence equipment, particularly the Indonesian companies which produced various military equipment such as PT Pindad, PT Dirgantara Indonesia, PT PAL, PT Sritex for military uniform. Their products have been exported to various countries particularly Asean nations and African countries.

The envoy told Al Marri that Indonesia also produces and exports various aircraft such as CN-235 and CN-295. Besides, Indonesia also produces light tanks, amphibious light tanks, military weapons such as rifles and pistols. The former Indonesia Member of Parliament also invited Dr Hamad to visit the Indo- Defense 2017 in Jakarta which includes defence, aerospace and marine exhibition and seminar.

According to Boy Dharmawan, over 800 companies from 20 countries attended the exhibition which showcased the latest technology and systems last year. (source)

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