Senior officials from Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade met today with Indonesia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and India's Ministry of External Affairs to discuss a shared vision for an open, inclusive and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.
Officials explored ways to achieve common goals and build habits of cooperation in the region. This included promoting and protecting the rules-based order in the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia and across the Indo-Pacific; improving connectivity and economic cooperation; combatting terrorism and transnational organised crime; and cooperation in disaster management.
Participants committed to continuing discussions, and building cooperation on the basis of shared values and common interests.
The first Indonesia-Australia-India Senior Officials' Strategic Dialogue complements the work done by the three countries in the Indian Ocean Rim Association and the East Asia Summit.