The Bali Process: Indonesia and Australia held a Joint Briefing

30 March, 2011 | Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Indonesia and Australia are Co-Chairs of The Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime (“The Bali Process”) which will hold its 4th Bali Regional Ministerial Conference (BRMC) in Bali on March 30, 2011.

In preparation for this event, Indonesia’s Ambassador to Australia and Vanuatu, Primo Alui Joelianto, and Australia’s Ambassador for People Smuggling, James Larsen, held a Joint Briefing on the 4th BRMC meeting at the JD Anthony Room of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Canberra (25/03) attended by Ambassadors of the member countries of the Bali Process as well as representatives of the UNHCR and IOM in Australia.
 
This fourth meeting of the BRMC proves its continued commitment to cooperation among the countries in the region in dealing with people-smuggling, trafficking in persons, and other related cross-border crimes. This meeting will also follow-up on the results and recommendations of the meetings of both the Bali Process Ad Hoc Group Senior Officials’ Meeting (AHG SOM) and the Bali Process Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) in Bali on the 9-10 March 2011.
 
The Joint Briefing reviewed several of the results and recommendations of both the Bali Process AHG SOM and the Bali Process SOM as stipulated in the co-chair statements, among them the importance of increased cooperation in overcoming trafficking in persons, border security and law enforcement as well as the urgency of a regional framework to handle irregular migration. Trafficking in persons has accumulated the attention of many countries in the region, so it is in line with the view that the Bali Process should keep in mind the collective interest of the many nations party to The Bali Process.
 
In order to safeguard the upcoming Bali Process’ focus and agenda, in this joint briefing both Ambassadors encouraged the participation of the ministers of countries party to the Bali Process. Participation of each country’s relevant ministers can strengthen the results and goals of the 4th meeting of the BRMC, specifically related to cooperation in alleviating the trafficking and smuggling of persons.
 
As of this day, 16 minister-level officials from the 40 participants of the Bali Process have confirmed their attendance at the 4th BRMC, while an additional 20 countries and international organizations will attend as observers. A similar Joint Briefing has also been held by the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Australian Embassy in Jakarta.

 

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and her Maldivian counterpart Mohamed Asim will hold a bilateral meeting in Jakarta on Wednesday (June 21) to discuss the cooperation in tourism sector.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has praised Indonesia for its role in fighting illegal, unreported, unregulated (IUU) fishing, the Indonesian Embassy in Rome said.
Indonesias real GDP growth is projected to increase from 5.2 percent this year to 5.3 percent in 2018, according to the World Banks June 2017 Indonesia Economic Quarterly.
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Former president of the United States, Barack Obama, is scheduled to deliver a keynote speech at the opening session of the 4th Congress of Indonesian Diaspora in Jakarta on July 1, 2017.
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi spoke by phone with her counterparts of the Middle East in a bid to ease the crisis between Qatar and a group of Arab countries.
Tokyo, Japan (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe discussed accelerating the development of medium-speed railway facilities on the Jakarta-Surabaya route during a bilateral meeting after the 23rd International Forum: Future of Asia.
Address: 1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 26. | MAP |
Phone: (+36-1) 413 3800 Fax: (+36-1) 322 8669
E-mail: embassy@indonesianembassy.hu