Australian Ambassador Visits Central Java
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, Penny Williams PSM, made her first official visit to Central Java on Monday, March 14. During her visit, Ambassador Williams is scheduled to meet Central Java Deputy Governor Taj Yasin Maimoen and Semarang Mayor Hendrar Prihadi.
"I am delighted to make my first official visit to Central Java to learn more about and to deepen relations between this region and Australia," Ambassador Williams said.
The focus of Ambassador Williams' visit is to explore opportunities of cooperation across a range of sectors, including investment opportunities linked to the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), as both nations recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Another opportunity to explore is education and cultural links.
"As the third largest province in Indonesia, with its dynamic business and education environment, Central Java is a place of great opportunity. I am eager to explore these opportunities in pursuit of building closer economic and people-to-people links between Central Java and Australia," the ambassador said.
During her time in Semarang, Ambassador Williams will also visit the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC) and meet representatives of the Indonesian National Police and the Australian Federal Police.
The JCLEC was established by the Australian and Indonesian Governments in 2004 and has been an important regional center for law enforcement training. More than 28,000 officials from 80 countries have completed training at JCLEC on addressing transnational crimes including terrorism, human trafficking and cybercrime.