Jakarta – Admiral Yudo Margono, Chief of Naval Staff of the Republic of Indonesia, has urged Navy Admiral Kim Jung Soo, Chief of Naval Operations of the Republic of Korea, to create close collaboration through military diplomacy.
According to a news release issued by the military on Wednesday, Admiral Margono made the proposal while visiting Admiral Soo at the Republic of Korea Naval Academy in Jinhae, South Korea, on April 2, 2022.
Next year marks the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Indonesia and South Korea.
The Indonesian naval chief of staff was greeted with a military ceremony upon his arrival at the Naval Academy.
During their discussion, Margono and Soo addressed collaboration in a variety of domains, including maritime security stability, education, officer exchange, and naval defense, as well as a suggestion to host a Navy-to-Navy Talk (NTNT) every year rather than every two years.
During his visit, Margono was given a tour of a 1,800-ton submarine outfitted with a tactical training facility for crew members at the South Korean Navy’s Submarine Command.
At the Jimhae submarine station, he also saw a 1,000-ton nuclear submarine and other armament systems.
Margono was joined by his operations assistant, Rear Admiral Dadi Hartanto, intelligence assistant, Rear Admiral Angkasa Dipua, and Mrs. Vero Yudo Margono, leader of the organization of marine corps soldiers’ spouses (Jalasenastri).