Nigeria Defence Minister, Ambassador of Indonesia advocates paradigm shift in improving bilateral cooperation



By Joy Odor

The Minister of Defence, Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) is exploring new ways to rejig Defence diplomatic ties between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Republic of Indonesia.

This was the outcome of the courtesy call on the Minister of Defence at the Ministry of Defence Headquarters Abuja by the Ambassador of Indonesia to Nigeria, Dr Usra Hendra Harahap.

General Magashi restated the need for the two Countries to review Cooperation and collaboration in information and intelligencie sharing to meet contemporary requirements in digital electronic deployment.

He emphasised a win – win business transaction in the purchase of military equipments cloaked in gradual and systematic transfer of technology to grow the nation’s defence productive capabilities.

The Defence Minister and the Indonesian Ambassador who was accompanied to the Ship House by the newly deployed Defence Attache to Nigeria Colonel Ottow Resalino Maniagasi in the bilateral talk, agreed to
explore new ways with prospect for inclusion in the envisioned Memorandum of Understanding between the two Countries.


The Ambassador of Indonesia to Nigeria who has concurrent accreditations to ten Countries and ECOWAS, identified specific areas in technological support to boost support for counter terrorism operations and other Military Campaigns in the Country.

Both parties however agreed on putting necessary ingredients and documents together that will midwife a more robust engagements towards actualising a strengthened bilateral Defence Cooperation between the two Countries.

Signed-Mohammad Abdulkadri Special Assistant to the Minister of Defence on Media and Publicity.
24th February, 2022

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