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Indonesia, Australia renew defense pact, sign security agreements

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Indonesia and Australia renewed a joint defense pact and agreed to boost training ties as part of a series of agreements during a meeting of ministers of both counties on Thursday, Indonesian government ministers said.

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Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said after a meeting with counterpart Marise Payne that memoranda of understanding (MOU) agreements were signed in counter-terrorism, defense and cybersecurity, while defense minister Prabowo Subianto said joint defense training ties would be increased.

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