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Brunei agrees to Pindad weapons, APC purchase: Jokowi

President Joko a�?Jokowia�? Widodo has said that Brunei Darussalam agreed to purchasing Anoa armored personnel carrier (APC) and other military equipmentA�fromA�state-owned weapons manufacturer PT Pindad.

The agreement was made on Thursday during a meeting between Jokowi and visiting Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah at Bogor Palace in West Java.

After their meeting, the two leaders headed to the Indonesian Military’s (TNI) headquarters in Cilangkap, East Jakarta.

Jokowi said that he also offeredA�the Brunei Sultan aircraft from state-owned aircraft maker PT DI. a�?But the deal that has been reached is that Brunei will buy weapons and Anoa from Pindad,a�? the President said on Thursday as reportd byA�

He did not provide details on the weapons deal and how many Anoa vehiclesA�the neighboring country would purchase.

While at TNI headquarters, Jokowi and BolkiahA�attended a weapons demonstration and visited an exhibition of the primary weaponsA�defense system.

During their meeting, the leaders discussed a variety ofA�issues, including better protection for migrant workers. According to government data, 80,000 Indonesian migrant workers are in Brunei, which has 400,000 total citizens.

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi announced on Thursday that the two leadersa�� agreement would be draftedA�into a memorandum of understanding that would includeA�regulations to ensure robust protection for the placement of Indonesian migrant workers in Brunei. (bbn)

Source: The Jakarta Post