Detiktoday.com – The DPR RI Plenary Meeting chaired by the Deputy Speaker of the Indonesian Parliament M. Azis Syamsuddin ratified the Cooperation Bill between the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden in the Defense Sector into law.
Approval was taken after representatives of Commission I DPR RI and the government presented their final views. “Based on the things that we have seen together, allow us from the leadership table to agree to be passed into law. Can you agree?” Azis asked and answered with approval from the plenary meeting attendees which was held physically and virtually, Monday (5/10/2020).
Previously, Member of Commission I DPR RI, Syaifullah Tamliha, who represented the Chairman of Commission I DPR RI in his report said that the factions in Commission I together with the government approved the bill to be discussed in decision making level II, or the DPR RI plenary session.
“Commission I of the DPR RI has held a RDPU (public hearing meeting) with experts, academics, in order to get input on the draft and has carried out the RDPU in the context of the government on September 30, 2020,” said Tamliha.
When conveying the government’s views on the Draft Law on Cooperation between Indonesia and the Kingdom of Sweden in the Defense Sector, Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna H. Laoly said that the form of defense diplomacy is the establishment of cooperation in the defense sector with friendly countries, one of which is the Swedish royal government. With the approval of the bill, a legal umbrella for cooperation in the defense sector has been established between the government of the Republic of Indonesia and the government of the Swedish kingdom.
“Indonesian foreign policy adheres to the principle of free and active, implemented through creative, active and anticipatory diplomacy. It is not just routine and reactive. But it is also steadfast in principles and convictions. As well as being rational and flexible,” said Yasonna while thanking all parties involved in discussion of this bill.
The defense cooperation between Indonesia and the Kingdom of Sweden covers seven points, including the exchange of information and experiences on issues of common interest related to political, military and international maritime security issues.
Defense cooperation also includes developing cooperation in the defense industry, particularly technology transfer, joint research, joint production, joint marketing and quality assurance. Furthermore, the development and enhancement of military training at all levels, including civilian personnel in the Ministry of Defense.