Prabowo Considers Defense System as Investment

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto asserts that it is important for his ministry to conduct modernization and investment in the national defense. He is grateful since many parties have now understood and agreed upon this paradigm. 

    "Alhamdulillah, state leaders and policymakers at the national level have now understood well on the importance of modernization of the military and investment in the defense; that the defense is an investment," he said at a press conference after the Annual Leadership Meeting (Rapim) at the Ministry of Defense office in Central Jakarta, Thursday, January 23, 2020. 

    The Defense Minister viewed that a strong defense would guarantee a peaceful situation and it would create a good economy, inviting investors to invest in Indonesia.

    "We need a safe and stable country. Therefore, we need a strong defense to maintain the integrity of our territory and our sovereignty," he said. 

    The Minister is ready to fulfill the order from President Joko Widodo who asserts the sovereignty of Indonesia is undisputed. Thus, the Ministry of Defense is ready to support the NAtional Armed Forces (TNI) in executing the task and that they will also be supported by other components including the universal defense system, said Prabowo.

    Egi Adyatama | Safira Andini (Intern Translator)