Thursday, June 01, 2006

6/6/06 Rumsfeld Visit To Indonesia

[from The Hindu]

Jakarta, May 31 (Xinhua): The U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld will pay a one-day visit to Jakarta next week to enhance military cooperation between the two countries, a defence official said.

Rumsfeld will visit Jakarta on June 6 on his way home from attending a defense meeting in Singapore, the Jakarta Post daily Wednesday quoted the official as saying.

Indonesian Defence Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Edy Butar Butar said Rumsfeld's visit to discuss military cooperation with Defense Minister Juwono Sudarsono had been confirmed.

A credible source at the Defence Ministry said that the meeting would focus on three topics, namely, details of U.S. military assistance to Indonesia, the war on terrorism and the Iranian nuclear dispute.


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