Visit to Australia by His Excellency Mr Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia

Media release
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese
Prime Minister

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will welcome His Excellency Mr Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia and Her Excellency Mrs Iriana Widodo, First Lady, to Sydney from 3 to 5 July.

Indonesia is of vital importance to Australia, as a partner and a neighbour. Underpinned by a warm friendship and strong people-to-people links, our bilateral relationship includes cooperation on climate and clean energy transition, defence, security, economic development, trade, investment and education.

During the visit, Leaders will hold the 8th Australia-Indonesia Annual Leaders’ Meeting. Leaders will discuss existing areas of cooperation under the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, as well as deepening commercial and economic links and opportunities for both countries through the transition to net zero. 

Australia and Indonesia share a vision of an open, stable and prosperous region, with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at the centre of the region’s affairs. Australia will continue to support Indonesia’s priorities as 2023 ASEAN Chair.

Quotes attributable to the Prime Minister Anthony Albanese:

“I am delighted to welcome my friend President Widodo to Australia. This will be our fourth meeting together. As one of our closest neighbours, Australia is building extensive cooperation with Indonesia on climate, economic development, education and regional security issues.

“Our region’s prosperity and stability requires collective effort and responsibility – that’s why Australia is committed to being a strong partner to our friends and neighbours in Southeast Asia.

“I look forward to meeting with President Widodo and the First Lady in Sydney.”