Indonesia country brief - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
U.S.-Indonesia defense relations were in a deep freeze from to as a and anti-money laundering and illicit finance legislation advising.2 and Australia, have alienated Southeast Asian partners, adding that the. A maritime realignment of Australia–Indonesia defence relations could shape the broader Indo-Pacific security architecture, and provide an. Australia and Indonesia reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening bilateral relations in August by signing a Joint Understanding in.
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The bilateral relationship is underpinned by a series of regular high-level meetings. In addition to elevating the relationship to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership leaders discussed a range of bilateral, regional and global issues including expanding our trade, investment and economic cooperation, efforts to fight terrorism and defeat transnational crime and the importance of working together to bolster a rule-based international order.
During the visit Australia and Indonesia also announced the successful conclusion of negotiations on the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreementas well as memoranda of understanding on cyber cooperation, transportation and the creative economy. President Widodo visited Australia for his first official state visit on 26 February Leaders acknowledged the deep historical ties between Australia and Indonesia as the foundation for a strong 21st century partnership.
Leaders discussed investment and creating jobs, safeguarding our open sea lanes, cooperating to fight terrorism and deter transnational crime, and celebrating both countries diversity by building deeper community understanding of each other's societies, languages and cultures. Former Prime Minister Turnbull previously visited Indonesia on 12 November where he met President Widodo to discuss infrastructure, trade and investment and our common interest in countering violent extremism before making one of President Widodo's famous blusukan impromptu visits to the Tanah Abang textile market in Jakarta.
Former Foreign Minister Bishop visited Indonesia 10 times. Most recently from August during which she officially opened the Consulate-General in Surabaya. Ministers welcomed the opportunity to exchange frank views on the geo-strategic shifts underway in the Indo-Pacific, recognising our shared security and prosperity is affected by developments in both the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
The meeting discussed the importance of effective maritime cooperation as a key part of Australia's joint response to the region's strategic challenges. It also considered how we can do more together in areas such as counter-terrorism and cyber security. Read the Joint Statement.Australia vs Indonesia - Military Power Comparison 2018
This represents the next step in boosting Australia-Indonesia maritime cooperation following the signing of the Joint Declaration in February Recent bilateral visits include: Both countries reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening bilateral relations in August by signing a Joint Understanding on the implementation of the Lombok Treaty, which provides an agreed approach to enhancing intelligence cooperation. Australia and Indonesia also work closely on a range of common strategic interests in regional and global fora.
Cooperation on counter-terrorism Australian and Indonesian authorities have cooperated closely to detect and deter terrorist attacks in Indonesia since the Bali bombings. Our counter-terrorism cooperation now involves a wide range of partnerships in law enforcement, legal framework development, criminal justice, counter-terrorism financing, countering violent extremism, defence, transport and border security, intelligence, and the security of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive CBRNE materials.
More than 15, officials from 70 countries have completed over training courses at JCLEC on addressing transnational crimes — such as people smuggling and money laundering — as well as terrorism. Cooperation on combatting people smuggling Australia and Indonesia work closely together to combat people smuggling and human trafficking, including by co-chairing the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime.
We strongly support cooperative measures with Indonesia to improve border integrity and enforcement. We also continue to work with our regional partners to combat people smuggling and human trafficking, by strengthening legal frameworks and boosting the capabilities of criminal justice agencies and civil society organisations.
Trade and investment There is considerable opportunity for Australia to expand its trade, investment and economic cooperation relationship with Indonesia, which is the largest economy in South-east Asia and 16th largest economy in the world.
Demand in Indonesia for consumer goods and services — particularly for premium food and beverages, education and healthcare, financial and ICT services and tourism — and its ambitious infrastructure investment agenda aligns well with Australian industry capabilities. Agricultural products are among Australia's key merchandise exports to Indonesia, while crude petroleum and manufactured goods are key imports.
Negotiations first started in and the deal is expected to be signed in late Since the trade began in the s, more than 6. Sincewhen Indonesia adopted Law No. Australia is ranked 8th in Indonesia's import list. Australian aid to Indonesia[ edit ] Indonesia is the largest recipient of Australian aidand Australia is the fourth-largest donor of foreign aid to Indonesia.
For three decades, between andAustralian aid programs to Indonesia were coordinated within the international arrangements established by the Inter-Governmental Group on Indonesia and the Consultative Group on Indonesia.
Numerous projects were established such as the Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Networka project intended to address deficiencies in Indonesia's civil aviation system.
The Australian Electoral Commission formed a partnership with Indonesia's General Elections Commission Komisi Pemilihan Umum, KPUwith the aim of improving its capacity and procedures in the lead-up to the presidential election. Indonesian Australian The number of permanent settlers arriving in Australia from Indonesia since monthly In the Australian Census63, people listed their country of birth as Indonesia, of whom Most are employed as professional, clerical or administrative workers, or as labourers.
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Statistics Indonesia does not measure the number of Australian residents in Indonesia, however tourist arrivals indicate thatAustralians visited Indonesia in Australian residents travelling to Indonesia for less than one year, since monthly Indonesia is Australia's second-most popular tourism destination after New Zealand.
The partnership covers air, sea, rail and road transport, providing for up to 27, seats between Indonesia and Australia's main airports each week. This polling also found that injust under a third of Indonesians saw Australia as a potential threat to their country. Australia—Indonesia spying scandal In Octoberrelations were strained due to allegations of spying.
In all surveyed periods, Indonesia was identified as Australia's foremost security threat. In his speech to Australian parliament, President Yudhoyono described the perception of Indonesia as a military threat as a "preposterous mental caricature".