Thu, 12 Feb 2004

U.S. naval commander meets TNI chief

JAKARTA: Indonesian Military (TNI) chief Gen. Endriartono Sutarto held talks with visiting United States Pacific Commander Adm. Thomas B. Fargo at the TNI Headquarters in Cilangkap, East Jakarta, on Wednesday.

The talks were aimed at improving military cooperation between the two countries, which have not yet returned to normal following the U.S. arms embargo in the last few years.

Fargo was accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Ralph L. Boyce.

Endriartono was flanked by chief of the TNI Intelligence Agency Lt. Gen. M. Lutfhie W, TNI chief assistants Maj. Gen. Albert Inkiriwang and Maj. Gen Dadi Susanto, and TNI spokesman Maj. Gen Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin. -- JP