Australian Embassy

Australia Indonesia Institute Board Members visit Jakarta and Semarang

Media Release

16 May 2022

Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Penny Williams welcomed members of the Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) Board to Indonesia at the start of their visit to Indonesia today. In their first visit to Indonesia since borders were opened, the board members are seeking to further expand and foster partnerships between our two countries.

“We are excited to have members of the AII board back in Indonesia, to resume face-to-face meetings with our Indonesian friends and colleagues,” Ambassador Williams said.

The AII Board is visiting Jakarta and Semarang this week, undertaking a range of calls on key government, business, media and cultural figures in both Jakarta and Semarang. They will also hold a Meeting of the full AII board in Jakarta.

“While the work of the institute has continued virtually throughout the pandemic, this visit will be an important opportunity to prepare for the resumption of face-to-face programs. These include the Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP), the Australia-Indonesia Muslim Exchange Program (AIMEP), and the Building Relationships through Intercultural Dialogue and Growing Engagement (BRIDGE) School Partnerships Program,” said Ambassador Williams.

The Australia Indonesia Institute (AII) was established in 1989 to promote bilateral people-to-people links. For more information see:

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