Australia’s Ambassador to Indonesia, Mr Gary Quinlan AO, joined the Perth USAsia Centre and key stakeholders for a private online discussion on key developments in Indonesia in the COVID-19 era.
Held on the 23rd
June under Chatham House Rule, Ambassador Quinlan and guests canvassed Indonesia’s experience with COVID-19, Indonesia’s infrastructure and economic recovery needs, the role of the upcoming Indonesia-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), and the future of the Indonesia-Australia bilateral strategic relationship.
Indonesia is one of Australia’s most important strategic and economic partners, with a wide-ranging bilateral relationship and an extensive framework for Indo-Pacific cooperation. With the COVID-19 pandemic the priority issue for both nations, Ambassador Quinlan also discussed how Australia and Indonesia are assisting each other in managing the economic and public health impacts of COVID-19.
Recent Perth USAsia Centre research content on these vital topics includes:
- An op-ed on the implications of COVID-19 on Indonesia’s economic development
- An interactive map featuring Indonesia’s current and planned infrastructure projects
- Analysis on regional geopolitical developments and Indonesia’s infrastructure
- An op-ed and interview on IA-CEPA, which enters into force on 5 July 2020