JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – The Indonesian Military (TNI) chief General Andika Perkasa has invited the Thai military to participate in the 2023 Super Garuda Shield exercise.
"It is very good for TNI soldiers to take part in many multinational exercises," Andika said on Sunday, Oct. 16.
The invitation was conveyed by the Military chief when he received a visit from Thai Group Defense Attaché Captain Chayot Sawansan.
He said the meeting with the Thai Defense Attaché was part of strengthening bilateral relations between Indonesia and Thailand.
Strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries, he said, included discussing tourism, culture, development, and innovation.
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In the meeting, they also discussed several issues related to military exercises, including ones that Thailand organized.
Some TNI soldiers participated in some exercises that Thailand held, he mentioned. Andika expected that the participating personnel could learn from each other and expand friendships.
"I want Thailand to actually take part in our combined multinational exercises in Indonesia," the TNI chief added.
Meanwhile, Captain Sawansan said Thai military strength keeps making improvements and advancement.