Partners for prosperity: Indonesian and Australian agencies connect in Jakarta
Indonesian and Australian government agencies came together in Jakarta this week as part of the Australia Indonesia Partnership for Economic Development (Prospera).
At a public sector forum held on 8 November representatives from both countries shared ideas and planned collaborative activities that contribute to Indonesia-Australia economic partnership priorities.
Among the Indonesian agencies represented were the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, the Ministry of Finance, the Audit Board, Statistics Indonesia and the Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform.
Australian participants came from the Treasury, the Department of Finance, the Australian Taxation Office, the Australian National Audit Office, Australian Bureau of Statistics and AirServices Australia.
Tim Stapleton, Minister-Counsellor at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, said that Prospera is part of the vibrant economic relationship between Indonesia and Australia.
“The long-term partnerships between Indonesian and Australian agencies established 20 years ago continue to bring our countries closer together,” he said.
“The institutional and people-to-people connections support economic development and enhance regional cooperation.”
CMEA Deputy for Macroeconomic and Financial Coordination Dr Fery Irawan expressed his appreciation for Prospera’s collaboration with the Indonesian Government.
“Our partnership with the Australian Government covers issues common to both countries where we find mutual benefit in learning from each other and focus on long-term priorities including areas that will help drive towards Vision 2045,” he said.