01 March 2013
Posted in National News
The AIIA has just concluded the Indonesia-Australia Dialogue competition, which was aimed at selecting youth observers to the upcoming Indonesia-Australia Dialogue. The two winners are Eko Saputro from Deakin University and Nicholas Mark from the University of Sydney. The AIIA congratulates them and thanks all participants for their contributions.
Ideas for topics to be covered in the upcoming Indonesia-Australia Dialogue by competition entries include: technological partnerships between Australian and Indonesian entrepreneurs, improving people-to-people contact through new and traditional media, bilateral financial cooperation and deepening youth engagement through language and cultural learning.
The Indonesia-Australia Dialogue initiative was jointly announced by leaders during the March 2010 visit to Australia by Indonesian President Yudhoyono as a bilateral second track dialogue designed to help build relationships between leaders in a range of fields and develop their understanding of the breadth and possibilities of the relationship. The inaugural Dialogue was held in Jakarta in 2011 with discussions covering domestic, regional and global issues and exploring opportunities for closer engagement in business, science and technology. The second Dialogue will be held in Sydney, on 3-4 March 2013. The AIIA has once again been chosen by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to be the secretariat for the Dialogue.