An Indonesian delegation led by the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, General (Retd) Wiranto, met the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, in New Delhi on Tuesday, Bureaucracy Today has learnt.
Rijiju told the delegation that India is eager to consolidate its partnership with the largest nation in South East Asia to cement its ties with the ASEAN bloc.
Rijiju and members of the Indonesian delegation shared their concerns on tackling fundamentalism, extremism and the threat posed by radicalization and the ISIS. Recalling his visit to Bali in August last year for the International Meet on Counter-Terrorism Rijiju said he was very impressed with how Indonesia has effectively tackled the threat of the ISIS on its soil. Both the Ministers expressed their views to deepen cooperation between India and Indonesia to counter terrorism in the. The two countries agreed to enhance their ties in intelligence sharing and cyber security.
Rijiju also said that India recognized Indonesia’s key role in the ASEAN and appreciated its strong commitment to regional peace and security. The Ministers discussed various issues on security cooperation and assured of mutual commitment to strengthen bilateral engagement in this regard.