Indonesia, Australia sign new security dealStaff writer ▼ | August 29, 2014
Indonesia and Australia have signed a new security agreement to mend ties damaged last year by spying allegations.
Security Two countries reached the agreement
Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said the pact will lead to enhanced intelligence operations and the restoration of full military cooperation between the countries, which have a history of testy relations.
Indonesia said normal diplomatic relations were contingent on the deal, which stipulates that the countries will not use their intelligence and surveillance capacities in ways that would harm each other's interests. ■