Roundtable with the Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan
On Tuesday 4 April 2023, the Perth USAsia Centre hosted the Right Honourable Anne-Marie Trevelyan, UK Minister of State for the Indo-Pacific, for a private roundtable attended by representatives from business, government and academia.
In recent years, the United Kingdom has sought to deepen its engagement with the Indo-Pacific as a region of global economic and political focus. In 2021, the UK announced its ‘Indo-Pacific Tilt’ to boost its partnerships in the region, including through accession to the Comprehensive and Progressing Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and becoming an ASEAN Dialogue Partner.
The AUKUS agreement further enhances UK engagement with the Indo-Pacific, with the deepened security partnership with Australia and the US seeking to enhance the security of the region.
As the UK takes strides as a key Indo-Pacific player with serious convening power, Minister Trevelyan joined us for a timely and important discussion on the UK’s interests in the Indo-Pacific and its contribution to the region’s future.