Japan looking to expand scope of defence co-operation with Indonesia
Japan is reportedly at an advanced discussion stage with Indonesia to promote further defence co-operation between the two countries.
Speaking with Jane's at Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) on 21 March 2017, the deputy director of Japan's Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA), Hideharu Yoshio, suggested that "discussions are well ahead with Indonesia to expand the scope of defence co-operation between the two countries".
"One of ATLA's missions is to strengthen defence equipment and technology co-operation with other countries, bearing in mind the Three Principles that inform the transfer of technology from Japan."
"We are currently holding negotiations regarding the transfer of defence technology and equipment with five countries in the region: Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia."