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Indonesian Ambassador and Defence Minister of Tunisia discuss defence cooperation script

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Indonesian Ambassador to Tunisia, Zuhairi Misrawi and Tunisian Minister of Defense, Emad Memmisy held a special meeting to discuss the completion of the defense cooperation script between Indonesia and Tunisia. The Indonesian Embassy in its information received in Jakarta on Thursday (7/70) stated that the meeting between Ambassador Zuhairi Misrawi and Minister Emad Memmisy   was held warm and friendly at the Tunisian Ministry of Defense office in Tunis City on Wednesday (6/7). Ambassador Zuhairi also said that his side discussed the finalization of the defense cooperation document of both countries before it is signed by the two defence ministers.

Moreover, Ambassador Zuhairi further conveyed that the cooperation will be agreed in a few short times and it will be implemented. He also explained several points of cooperation, including joint defense exercises, visits, military education and scholarship. Particularly, his side also offers scholarships for the Tunisian military to study at defense universities in Indonesia in various military sciences as well as initiate several agreed points to be followed up in activities that bring Indonesia and Tunisia to have closer bilateral relations.

Besides, Ambassador Zuhairi Misrawi also affirmed that the cooperation in the defense sector of both countries proves the closeness and friendship that have been built since the era of President Soekarno and Habib Bourgaiba. The closeness and friendship of the two founding fathers of the Nation, Soekarno and Habib Bourgaiba can be a capital for diplomacy and bilateral relations in various fields, particularly  defense. He is optimistic that the bilateral relations of both countries will improve in the future. Indonesia and Tunisia have established diplomatic relations since 1960. Indonesia lauds Tunisia as a successful example of a democratic transition in the Arab World.

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