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Indo Defense Expo will help improve economic cooperation

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Indonesias Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu has said the Indo Defense Expo and Forum 2016, being held in Jakarta from November 2-5, will help improve cooperation in the economic field.

“Indo Defense Expo and Forum 2016 is expected to benefit not only in the defense field but also the countrys economy and tourism, including research and technology development,” Ryamizard stated at the opening of the Indo Defense Expo and Forum 2016 here on Wednesday.

In addition, the event is expected to help build a joint development program of technology and research.

Ryamizard noted that the international exhibition opens up cooperation opportunities for the participants and visitors from various defense industrial companies and countries across the world.

He informed that the Indo Defense Expo and Forum is a biennial international exhibition that showcases defense technologies.

“This is the seventh edition of the exhibition since 2004 when Indonesia had first organized the event,” he recalled.

A total of 844 companies, including 573 foreign companies and 271 domestic ones, engaged in the defense industry, are participating in the Expo.(*)

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