Canada To Expand Areospace Cooperation with Indonesia



Jakarta  The Canadian Air Force would like to expand its cooperation with Indonesia in the military and civil aerospace industries, it was revealed following a meeting with Canadian Defense Attache Colonel Michel Latouche and Indonesian Air Force Chief of Staff Marshal Imam Sufaat here on Wednesday.

After the meeting, Indonesian Air Force spokesman Air Commodore Azman Yunus said Latouche had met with Imam Sufaat to continue to improve the already close relations between the two countries  air forces.

Also, Azman said Colonel Latouche extended an invitation to the Indonesian Air Force chief of staff to visit Canada to continue discussing the possibility of improving military cooperation, including education and training, between the two countries.

"In addition, Canada wants to play a role in the improvement of the Indonesian Air Force's main weaponry systems and in civil aviation," Azman said.

He revealed that Canada viewed Indonesia as an important economic and political power, ranking alongside China, India, Japan, and South Korea in the Asia Pacific region.

Therefore, Azman said Canada wanted to assist in the development of Indonesia`s aerospace program through cooperation in the aerospace industry and the transfer of aerospace technology to Indonesia. (Source: Antara020212)