Primo Alui Joelianto is Indonesian Ambassador to Australia.
This week marks the opening of the inaugural Australia-Indonesia Dialogue, a new forum designed to enhance people-to-people and business-to-business linkage between the two countries. To mark the occasion, and to follow up on the recent Pnyx Foreign Policy Dinner on the same topic, Pnyx Events Director Olivia Cable interviewed Ambassador Primo Alui Joelianto about the state of Australia-Indonesia relations in the 21st century.
See below for the list of questions and corresponding start-times.
1. From Indonesia's perspective, what are the most important issues in the Australia-Indonesia bilateral relationship? - 00.10
2. What is your assessment of security cooperation between the to countries, and how might this be advanced beyond the current focus on counter-terrorism? - 01.42
3. The United States and Australia seem on the cusp of a new agreement to enhance US access to Australian military facilities. How does Indonesia view these developments, and does it welcome a greater US footprint in the region? - 02.37
4. Diplomatically, does Indonesia aspire to a leadership position in the region beyond ASEAN? - 03.46