Fighting Terrorism, Indonesia, German Strengthen Cooperation

Jakarta, MINA – Cooperation in combating terrorism between the Government of Indonesia and Germany continues to be strengthened.

Vice President of Bundeskrinalamt (BKA) or German Counterterrorism Agency, Michael Kretscmer visited the office of National Counter Terrorism Agency (BNPT) in Jakarta, Monday 1 July 2019, as quoted from Sindonews.

German Antiterrorism Agency wanted to strengthen cooperation with Indonesia after seeing the counter-terrorism efforts carried out by BNPT so far. It is planned that BNPT will send experts to BKA in order to share experiences in dealing with the problem of terrorism.

“During this time, we have worked with BKA for a long time and will exchange our expertise or experts to share information with Germany to provide input in the context of counter-terrorism that we have gone through,” said the Head of BNPT, Suhardi Alius.

Suhardi explained that strengthening cooperation with Indonesia because Germany also faced significant counterterrorism problems. One of them is the presence of more than 1,000 Foreign Terrorist Fighter (FTF) in Germany.

“For that, we want to give our experience to Germany in handling this FTF. We will always relate to the issue of counter-terrorism for the good of the two countries, “he said.

In addition to sending experts, he said BNPT and BKA will hold an international seminar which will be attended by the world including Indonesia.

“Later, the hosts will be in German and Indonesia as the co-hosts. Of course, this is for the good of all, “said the former West Java Regional Police Chief.

For this reason, the man born in Jakarta, May 10, 1962 hopes that cooperation with the BKA can continue to increase from year to year.

Cooperation with the BKA is a program that is truly extraordinary, especially since both parties have also visited each other before.  (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)