COOPERATION TO RESPOND TO DISASTER AND HUMANITARIAN ISSUES
The 3rd Multilateral Naval Exercise Komodo (MNEK) 2018 which was titled “Cooperation to Response Disaster and Humanitarian Issues” was officially opened by Indonesian Chief of Navy (CON) Admiral Ade Supandi, SE, MAP, located at Port of Sheets, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Saturday (05/05/2018).
Indonesian CON when opening the activity said that, “Joint training between countries took focus on handling natural disasters and humanitarian issues. Basically, this exercise is to foster the strength of the Navy, but it also relates to the implementation of the Navy’s diplomacy function, as well as in the context of building a maritime culture because Indonesia is a large maritime country,“.
In the MNEK 2018 series not only joint training, but also held a series of other activities such as the Medical Civic Action Project (MEDCAP) and the Engineering Civic Action Project (ENCAP) which were carried out in two implementation sectors namely in Lombok and Nusa Penida, Harbour and Sea phase, City Parade, Maritime Exhibition, Culinary, Mataram Fun Run, City Tour, and Sports along with all participating navies of the participating countries.
Appear in the middle of the Lombok sea, as many as 55 warships with 5500 combined Navy troops from 37 countries. Standing for saluting and welcoming the arrival of VIP guests, in which there were CON from 37 countries, the Minister of Communication and Information Republic of Indonesia and several regional and district officials. The group of guests, had the opportunity to sail watching the ships.
Indonesian Chief of Navy Admiral Ade Supandi, S.E., M.A.P., inaugurated two Maritime Monuments in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Sunday (6/5/2018). The two monuments, the Mataram Maritime Monument and the Dodokan Maritime Monument, where both inaugurations are part of international training activities held by the Indonesian Navy involving various Multilateral Naval Exercise Komodo (MNEK) 2018 countries, which were held in Lombok 4 – 9 May 2018.
IPC MNEK 2018
19-21 July 2017 at Surabaya
MPC MNEK 2018
6-8 November 2017 at Jakarta