The United States (US) Minister of Defense, Llyoyd J Austin III, expressed his praise after speaking with the Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto. Austin called his meeting with the General Chairperson of the Gerindra Party an extraordinary meeting.
This was conveyed by Austin through his Twitter account, @SecDef. He wrote his impression after meeting with Prabowo.
“I just finished an extraordinary meeting with the Indonesian Minister of Defense @prabowo,” Austin wrote.
Austin also revealed the contents of his meeting with Prabowo. He admitted to discussing the vision of the US-Indonesia defense partnership and a shared vision for order in the Indo-Pacific.
“We discussed the importance of the US-Indonesia defense partnership and our shared vision for a rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific that upholds international law,” Austin said.
Austin also uploaded a video of his meeting with Prabowo. In the video, Austin said that the US was proud to be Indonesia’s largest military cooperation partner. He also admitted that he was looking forward to having a conversation with Prabowo, especially regarding issues affecting Indonesia.
“We are proud to be Indonesia’s largest military cooperation partner. We see the mutual benefits of our bilateral security cooperation. I look forward to having our conversations and hearing from you on issues affecting your country. Thank you for joining us today,” Austin said in the video.
I just wrapped an excellent meeting with Indonesian Defense Minister @prabowo. We discussed the importance of the U.S.-Indonesia defense partnership and our shared vision for a rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific that upholds international law. #FreeandopenIndoPacific pic.twitter.com/4BtIDpIe1b
— Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III (@SecDef) November 20, 2021
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See the Pentagon’s Press Secretary’s explanation about the Prabowo and Austin meeting on the next page.