Visit to Indonesia for Annual Leaders' Meeting

Media release
03 Jun 2022
Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister for Trade and Tourism, Minister for Industry and Science

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Foreign Minister Senator Penny Wong, Trade Minister Senator Don Farrell, Industry Minister Ed Husic, and Member for Solomon Luke Gosling OAM, will travel to Indonesia for the Annual Leaders’ Meeting with President Widodo in Jakarta.

They will be joined on the visit by a high-level delegation of Australian business leaders.

The Prime Minister will depart Australia on Sunday 5 June, returning Tuesday 7 June.

During the Annual Leaders’ Meeting, the Prime Minister and President Widodo will discuss bilateral trade and investment, cooperation on climate and energy, and regional and global interests.

Especially important will be both sides’ ambition to unlock the potential of the Indonesia‑Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, including to take forward the Government’s proposed $200 million climate and infrastructure fund with Indonesia.

In Jakarta, the Prime Minister will also meet with ASEAN Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock Hoi to discuss the Government’s commitment to Southeast Asia and ASEAN centrality.

Quotes attributable to Prime Minister Albanese:

“Indonesia is one of our closest neighbours, which is why I committed to visiting as soon as possible.

“Our two countries have a long history of cooperation and friendship, and my Government will work with Indonesia to deepen this.

“We partner together closely on issues of trade, development, education, and regional security.

“During my visit, I look forward to building our ties further, including to revitalise our trade relationship and promote climate, infrastructure and energy cooperation.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Foreign Affairs Senator Penny Wong:

“The Australian Government is serious about our engagement in Southeast Asia, and this visit demonstrates the importance we place on our partnership with Indonesia.

“We share a fundamental interest in promoting a more prosperous, stable and secure region, where sovereignty is respected.

“Australia’s partnership with Indonesia has never been more consequential to this objective.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Trade and Tourism Senator Don Farrell:

“The Albanese Government will deliver the economic expansion promised in the Indonesia–Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.

“Revitalising our trade and investment relationship will boost the economies of both Australia and Indonesia.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic:

“Australian industries will benefit greatly from a reinvigorated partnership with Indonesia.

“Working with Indonesia is central to the Albanese Government’s Trade Diversification Plan, which will provide new opportunities for businesses in both nations.”