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Indonesia to host int’l friendly naval exercise event in May

World2018-02-09

By APD writer Maverick JAKARTA, Feb. 8 (APD) - Indonesia was scheduled to host an international naval exercise event slated for May this year, expected to be participated by 60 countries. The event called Multilateral Naval Exercise Komodo (MNEK), it would be the third one that organized by the Indonesian navy, to be held in island of Lombok located in Indonesia’s eastern province of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) from May 4 to 9. The third MNEK in Lombok would continue the ones held in Indonesia’s western region of Batam island and West Sumatra province in 2014 and 2016 respectively. Indonesian navy expected the 2018 MNEK would attract navies from 60 countries, higher than 38 ones participated in 2016 event. “Indonesian navy would dispatch 38 navy vessels to 2018 MNEK. As of now 12 countries have registered their navies to take part in the event,” Rear Admiral Didik Setiyono, Commander of Indonesian Navy Eastern Fleet said in NTB capital of Mataram on Thursday. He added that more navies from foreign countries were expected to register their participation leading to the D Day in May. Didik said the MNEK is a non-combatant event that would facilitate troops from navies across the world to hold friendly activities and joint drills in honing their capabilities to deal with disaster mitigation efforts and guarding the border. Didik pointed out that the event would allow navy troops from the participating countries to enhance their cooperation and friendship, bringing them closer to each other. Besides the professional navy joint exercises, the event would be featured with navy ship parade in Lombok waters and social activities that would allow the navy troops to directly interact with other troops included locals in Lombok. The 2016 MNEK in Padang was opened by Indonesian President Joko Widodo, attended by navies among others from Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Japan, South Korea, China, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United States, Singapore, Malaysia, Qatar and Russia. (ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

By APD writer Maverick

JAKARTA, Feb. 8 (APD) - Indonesia was scheduled to host an international naval exercise event slated for May this year, expected to be participated by 60 countries.

The event called Multilateral Naval Exercise Komodo (MNEK), it would be the third one that organized by the Indonesian navy, to be held in island of Lombok located in Indonesia’s eastern province of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) from May 4 to 9.

The third MNEK in Lombok would continue the ones held in Indonesia’s western region of Batam island and West Sumatra province in 2014 and 2016 respectively.

Indonesian navy expected the 2018 MNEK would attract navies from 60 countries, higher than 38 ones participated in 2016 event.

“Indonesian navy would dispatch 38 navy vessels to 2018 MNEK. As of now 12 countries have registered their navies to take part in the event,” Rear Admiral Didik Setiyono, Commander of Indonesian Navy Eastern Fleet said in NTB capital of Mataram on Thursday.

He added that more navies from foreign countries were expected to register their participation leading to the D Day in May.

Didik said the MNEK is a non-combatant event that would facilitate troops from navies across the world to hold friendly activities and joint drills in honing their capabilities to deal with disaster mitigation efforts and guarding the border.

Didik pointed out that the event would allow navy troops from the participating countries to enhance their cooperation and friendship, bringing them closer to each other.

Besides the professional navy joint exercises, the event would be featured with navy ship parade in Lombok waters and social activities that would allow the navy troops to directly interact with other troops included locals in Lombok.

The 2016 MNEK in Padang was opened by Indonesian President Joko Widodo, attended by navies among others from Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Japan, South Korea, China, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United States, Singapore, Malaysia, Qatar and Russia.

(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

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