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Jakarta Post

Australia, Indonesia to host dialogues to improve bilateral ties

  • Apriza Pinandita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 14, 2019   /  05:10 pm
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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo speaks to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore, on Nov. 14, 2018.(Courtesy of/Presidential Office)

Several dialogues between leaders of Australia and Indonesia are likely to take place soon as the two countries deepen their ties, says an Australian envoy ahead of the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two neighbors in December. Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Gary Quinlan hinted on Wednesday that an annual meeting between the countries’ foreign ministers and defense ministers might take place at “some time” in the next few months. Known as the two-plus-two dialogue, it will follow the latest meetings of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the sidelines of Jokowi’s second inauguration in Jakarta last month and the 35th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok earlier this month. Quinlan said he had yet to figure out when exactly the ministers’ meeting would be held. “We have to se...