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Thursday, December 09, 2010

Korea, Indonesia agree to seek joint production of weapons

President Lee Myung-bak and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Thursday agreed to bolster bilateral cooperation in energy and defense industries, including the joint production of weapons during their summit talks on the Indonesian island of Bali.

Yudhoyono proposed joint manufacturing of tanks, submarines and trainer jets as part of stronger ties for national defense, Lee’s spokesperson Kim Hee-jung said.

The suggestion was made as Seoul seeks to export its T-50 “Golden Eagle” supersonic trainer jets to Jakarta.

Lee and Yudhoyono also agreed to make efforts to deepen collaboration in electric power, information technology, steel and biomass industries.

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