We have also agreed to establish an energy dialogue between Australia and Indonesia.
We have much to share, both in understanding of the challenges and as Indonesia is going through an accelerated development path, [about] how we can ensure that the fuel sources for the future are very much part of Indonesia’s development and Australia’s.
We will be working together on science, research, technology and sharing our view of the future energy sources for both of our countries, and we look forward to that partnership for energy in Australia and Indonesia, but also how that might broadly lead our region.
Monash University will establish its first foreign campus in Indonesia under this agreement, and that is an indication of how this is a two-way street.
Not only that, but the treasurer today reinforced the opportunity for Australian pension funds, superannuation funds, to be looking at the opportunities that exist in Indonesia, as they do in many other countries around the world, and we see that investment partnership is a key part of how the agreement will be realised.
On the issues of strategic security in our region, Indonesia is a leader and wonderful partner to Australia, whether it is on maritime cooperation or working together with international peacekeeping, which we will now be seeking to do.
This is just a further layer in what is already a very, very deep relationship, and when it comes to the South China Sea, we share our commitment to sovereignty, stability and respect for the rule of international law.
We have also discussed today … challenges around counterterrorism, countering foreign fighters and influence.
These are issues in which we are sharing expertise under view of the world.
Finally, we have the opportunity to talk through issues of the coronavirus and the measures we are taking in concert and the information we are sharing to contain the impact of the coronavirus in Indonesia and Australia, and we will continue to work closely with our medical advisors and the other arrangements we have to ensure we can both effectively carry out our responsibilities to our peoples to keep the health and well-being of our peoples in the highest possible order.
As you can see, it’s been a very wide-ranging discussion.