The non-combat drills, the first to be held by the Southeast Asian bloc, will now take place near Batam island, well outside China’s “nine-dash line” claim.
A push for Australia to recognise a Palestinian state has been welcomed in Indonesia, whose president Joko Widodo is headed to Canberra in a fortnight for his first visit of the country in more than three years.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong has announced the appointment of Todd Dias as Australia’s next Consul-General in Makassar, Indonesia.
The governments of Australia and Indonesia have announced the completion of two facilities in Jakarta to improve safety measures across the maritime sector – a Solid Bulk Cargoes Testing and Training Facility and the Ship Safety Inspection Centre of Excellence.
Chair of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) Megawati Soekarnoputri said the country should emulate North Korea in building its nuclear capacity and called on the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) to start designing a reactor.
The United States and China have sent warships to the multinational naval drills that began in Indonesia on Monday, despite the rifts between the two powers.
China, Japan and Indonesia each lead the US with a higher tempo of top-level diplomatic activity in the region. But defence ties differ.
Asean needs to reinforce open regionalism and develop a long-term low-carbon vision to take advantage of opportunities or risk member states drifting apart, says former Indonesian minister Mari Pangestu.
Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, discussed his intentions to travel to Australia in the near future with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on the edges of the G7 summit in Hiroshima, according to a statement by Indonesian Minister for Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi.
The upcoming state visit of Islamic Republic of Iran President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi to Jakarta, in response to the invitation of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, marks not only a turning point in the bilateral relations between the two countries but also the commencement of a new chapter in the relations between the two great nations.
U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville met with Indonesia’s top defense official on Friday to push for stronger security ties amid growing Chinese maritime activity in the Indo-Pacific region.
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