Australian Embassy

Australian Defence Force Strengthens Ties in Indonesia Visit

Media Release

24 November 2022

Australia’s key regional engagement activity, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2022, has returned to Indonesia for the fourth time, continuing a strong military partnership that this year included a massive integrated amphibious exercise.

Commander IPE22, Commodore Mal Wise, said he was pleased to lead HMAS Adelaide and HMAS Anzac to Jakarta for military, government and cultural engagements. 

“Australia and Indonesia share a vision for an open, inclusive, and resilient Indo-Pacific with ASEAN at its core.

“We have many common security interests, including a shared maritime border and a commitment to regional peace and security, counterterrorism, and regional security architecture.

The capstone of this year’s activity was a joint amphibious exercise with the Australian Defence Force and the Indonesian National Armed Forces. The 500-person strong beach raid highlighted a new level of integration and understanding between the partner nations and followed months of planning and coordination.

Other activities that will be conducted during the visit include:

  • A Defence Industry showcase
  • Community engagement with the Royal Australian Navy Imam
  • A Women in Leadership
  • Military Law panel
  • Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief workshop
  • Further integration training with Australian Army and TNI troops on board HMAS Adelaide

“Indo-Pacific Endeavour provides an ideal opportunity for our countries to learn from each other and strengthen our personal and military relationships,” Commodore Wise said.

“Thank you for hosting us in your country, and we look forward to returning again soon.”

Indonesia is the final port of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2022, which began in late September and has visited 14 countries in the Southeast Asia and Northeast Indian Ocean region.

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