Since then, John Howard, Kevin Rudd, Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull, and Scott Morrison have all made the trip.
“We need to strengthen that economic partnership and one way I can do that is by strengthening people-to- people relations as well.“
‘Can’t afford to let the relationship slip’
“It is in Australia’s interests to ensure Indonesia remains committed to the democratic ideals,” she said.
“Indonesia is wary of China’s encroachments into the region and potentially could be an ally for Australia in the future should the strategic situation become more difficult.”