IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis’ Meeting With Indonesia Minister of Defense Ryamizard Ryacudu


Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Indonesia Minister of Defense Ryamizard Ryacudu today at the Pentagon to reaffirm the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Indonesia.

The leaders discussed a broad range of defense issues, and the Secretary thanked Minister Ryacudu for his country’s leadership in the region.

Secretary Mattis highlighted the broad range of U.S. – Indonesia security cooperation activities.

They agreed to work with regional partners to expand maritime domain awareness cooperation, particularly enforcement of United Nations Security Council Resolutions to combat transnational threats such as piracy, illegal and unregulated fishing, and illicit trafficking.