Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will travel to Indonesia, the Philippines and India in September to meet with regional leaders to discuss global challenges and advance Australia’s economic, security and climate agenda.
The Prime Minister will attend the 3rd Annual ASEAN-Australia Summit and the 18th East Asia Summit in Jakarta from 6–7 September. Australia’s close partnership with ASEAN and its members is critical to achieving mutual prosperity, security and peace in our region.
As part of the Government’s upgrade of relationships with countries of Southeast Asia, the Prime Minister will travel to Manila, the first Australian Prime Minister to undertake a bilateral visit to the Philippines since 2003. The Prime Minister’s meeting on 8 September with President HE Ferdinand R Marcos Jr will focus on strengthening cooperation on defence and maritime security, development and education.
From 9–10 September, the Prime Minister will attend the G20 Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi. The G20 is the world’s preeminent forum for global economic cooperation. Leaders will focus on navigating the global economy back to strong, sustainable and resilient growth.
Quotes attributable to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese:
“Deepening Australia’s engagement with Southeast Asia is a key priority for my Government. Our futures are intertwined – so it’s essential that we work together to achieve a peaceful, stable and prosperous region.
“Australia is proud to be hosting a Special Summit to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN-Australia Dialogue Relations in 2024. I look forward to welcoming ASEAN leaders to Australia in March next year.
“Our partnership with the Philippines is built on close defence and security cooperation, increasing economic relations and warm personal ties, including through the vibrant Filipino-Australian community. I look forward to visiting Manila to meet with President Marcos and affirm our partnership.
“It is more important than ever that Australia works closely with international partners, including through multilateral economic forums like the G20, to address shared challenges and opportunities.
“Australia is invested in and committed to the Indo-Pacific to enhance growth and prosperity, stability and respect for sovereignty and lasting peace.”