Ahmad Zainal Mustofa


This article explains the cooperative relationship in the defense sector between Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. Diplomatic relations between the two countries are well established. Saudi Arabia and Indonesia have a relationship with each other in carrying out their foreign policy. The method used in this research is descriptive analytical method and defense diplomacy approach as a means to elaborate the discussion. After doing research, it can be concluded that in carrying out political policies, especially foreign countries, these two countries have a cooperation program in the defense sector. This cooperation program in the defense sector is a diplomatic effort of the two countries to strengthen national security. Defense diplomacy carried out by Indonesia against Saudi Arabia includes the exchange and education of military soldiers, in the fields of technology and humanitarian missions. Diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia are the main attraction for Indonesia, considering that Indonesia has national interests with Saudi Arabia both in the defense sector and in other fields.


Indonesia; Saudi Arabia; Defense Diplomacy; National Interests

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