The power of proximity: enhancing Australia Indonesia economic relations

International relations Economic development Australia Indonesia

In July 2017, Perth USAsia Centre convened a group of eighteen experts on trade policy, diplomacy, and business to meet with distinguished guests Dr Marty Natalegawa, Indonesia's former Minister for Foreign Affairs and Dr Mari Pangestu, Indonesia's former Minister for Trade, Tourism and Creative Economy. 

This working group asked participants to look ahead to 2050 and examine ways Australia and Indonesia could cooperate in the economic realm. This report provides a summary of the key takeaways and ten recommendations developed by the group to move the Australia - Indonesia relationship forward.

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