"The US official expressed solidarity with Indonesia’s efforts to combat covid-19 and reaffirmed the Department of Defense’s commitment to a strong bilateral defense partnership," the US Department of Defense said in a press release on Thursday.
In Indonesia, Anderson discussed a range of regional issues including the South China Sea, counter-terrorism, cyber threats, and U.S. investment in Indonesia.
"They also discussed pending defense acquisitions," It stated.
In addition, both sides affirmed the importance of senior-level policy dialogue and look forward to resuming annual military exercises and defense engagements as soon as conditions allow.
On Wednesday, Anderson co-chaired the 11th Strategic Security Policy Dialogue in Singapore.