Will Job Creation Law Develop Indonesia’s Arms Industry?
Several ministers are exploring the possibility of collaborating with other countries in the defense industry. The State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) Minister, Erick Thohir, and the Foreign Affairs Minister, Retno Marsudi, visited the United Kingdom to discuss the defense and several other sectors’ opportunities. “The UK’s defense industry has been the best partner,” he said on Wednesday night (10/14).
Meanwhile, the Indonesian Defense Minister, Prabowo Subianto, will soon visit the United States. Reuters on Thursday (10/15) mentioned that Prabowo would meet the US Defense Secretary, Mark Esper, at the Pentagon on October 16. One of the US Defense Ministry officials said Prabowo would discuss a vital partnership. “It is important for us to treat him as a partner,” the source explained. The United States granted Prabowo a visit visa after banning him from entering the States for 20 years.