Indonesian air force chief holds talks with counterparts from nine countries

Indonesian Air Force Chief of Staff Marshal Agus Supriatna held bilateral meetings with his counterparts from nine ASEAN member states at Hotel Ambarukmo in Yogyakarta on Tuesday.

The bilateral meetings took place prior to the opening of the 13th ASEAN Air Force Chiefs Conference (AACC) held in Yogyakarta from September 6 to 9, chief of the Indonesian Air Forces information service Commodore Jemi Trisonjaya said in a press statement released on Tuesday.

Commander of the Royal Cambodian Air General Soeung Samnang was the first ASEAN air force chief to hold bilateral talks with Marshal Agus Supriatna, he said.

At the meeting, the two air force chiefs of staff agreed to forge the existing relations, he said adding that among the potential areas of cooperation that the two countries can pursue in the future are exchange of officers’ visit and education.

In addition, they also warmly welcomed the theme of the AACC which they saw as “very actual” particularly when it comes to an agreement to adopt standard operating procedure (SOP) for natural disaster mitigation and joint use of ASEAN Air Force website.

After receiving the Cambodian air force chief of staff, Marshal Agus Supriatna later received his counterparts from Laos, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Source: Antara News