Indonesia’s negotiation with France on the purchase of primary weapons system (Alutsista) has intensified with the visit of French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian to Jakarta. Le Drian met with the Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto at the Defense Ministry office on Wednesday (Nov. 24). Prior to that, Le Drian met with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno LP Marsudi, and Coordinating Minister for Maritime & Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan at the State Palace.

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