Australia expects enhanced trade, investment ties from Jokowi’s visit
Agnes Anya and Dian Septiari
The Jakarta Post
Australia said President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s visit to the country would be a precious chance to finalize an agreement with Indonesia.
Jokowi is scheduled to meet Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday before the former attends the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in Sydney from Saturday to Sunday.
In his meeting with Turnbull, Jokowi plans to discuss the completion of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA).
“Concluding CEPA remains a high priority for the Australian government,” said a spokesperson of the Australian Embassy in Jakarta on Monday.
“A great deal of progress has been made in the negotiations. Both sides share a goal of concluding a high quality deal that delivers benefits to both countries and strengthens the trade and investment relationship of the two largest economies in Southeast Asia in a significant way.”
The spokesperson added that the summit was an important opportunity to help both countries move ahead to finalize the agreement. (ebf)
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