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Senegal interested in Indonesian-made military vehicles

Senegal has expressed an interest in buying military vehicles manufactured by Indonesian strategic industries, including ships, helicopters and VIP-class vessels for fast coastal-crossing.

The interest was conveyed by Senegal President Macky Sall to Indonesian Ambassador to Senegal Mansyur when he handed over his credentials on Friday.

“Senegal is building up the economy and wants to gear up its military transportation for border surveillance,” Mansyur said as reported by Antara news agency, underlining the two countries militarily have something in common in contributing to world peace.

Senegal has 3,575 military personnel on UN peacekeeping missions and ranks seventh among the countries with the most UN peacekeepers, while Indonesia ranks 11th with 2,729 personnel in eight African countries.

During the event, Mansyur promoted Indonesian-made military vehicles and primary weaponry systems, at which the Senegal government requested the technical specifications and details.

The vessels are made by state-owned shipbuilder PAL while the helicopters are manufactured by state-owned aircraft manufacturer Dirgantara Indonesia.

Source: www.thajakartapost.com, 3 June 2016