Britain and Indonesia ink deals on trade, defence, education
LONDON (AFP) - Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed a string of agreements on trade, defence and education on Thursday, the British government said.
"They had constructive discussions on a number of subjects, with the focus on the United Kingdom-Indonesian trade and investment relationship," said a spokesman for Mr Cameron's Downing Street office.
On the second day of Yudhoyono's state visit to Britain, aimed at boosting ties with the emerging Asian power, the two leaders and Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf also chaired talks in London on global efforts to fight poverty.
The Downing Street spokesman said Mr Cameron and Mr Yudhoyono had sealed a defence deal which would boost cooperation in "research and development, investment and production".