Macron says France advancing cooperation with Indonesia on warplanes and submarines

France's President Emmanuel Macron attends a leaders lunch during the G20 leaders' summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, November 15, 2022. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana/Pool

BEIJING, Nov 17 (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that France was advancing cooperation with Indonesia on the provision of warplanes and submarines.

He was speaking at the Asia Pacific Economic Coordination (APEC) in Bangkok.

In February, Indonesia and France signed a $8.1 billion deal for 42 Rafale fighter jets, as part of a series of agreements that also included an order of two Scorpnene submarines, making Jakarta the biggest French arms client in Southeast Asia.

Reporting by Eduardo Baptista; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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