16 November 2023
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, the Hon Richard Marles MP, will travel to Indonesia this week to further practical cooperation in the Australia-Indonesia defence partnership.
Indonesia is one of our closest neighbours, central to Australia’s security and prosperity. During his visit, the Deputy Prime Minister will meet Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto.
The Deputy Prime Minister will also meet with counterparts from the region who will be in Jakarta following the 10th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting–Plus (ADMM–Plus), where Australia was represented by Minister for Defence Industry and Minister for International Development and the Pacific, the Hon Pat Conroy MP.
Australia is committed to working with our regional partners in support of a peaceful, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific region, with ASEAN at its centre.
Quotes attributable to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, the Hon Richard Marles MP:
“The Albanese Government is invested in our close partnership with Indonesia.”
“I look forward to the opportunity to meet my counterpart, Minister Prabowo Subianto again and deepen defence cooperation under our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.”
“Our relationships across the region are vital to Australia’s security and prosperity and the Albanese Government will continue to prioritise our regional engagement.”
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