Australia PM offers climate assistance, stronger ties in Indonesia visit

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese attends the Quad leaders’ summit, in Tokyo, Japan, May 24, 2022. Yuichi Yamazaki/Pool via REUTERS

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JAKARTA, June 6 (Reuters) – The leaders of Australia and Indonesia discussed stronger Indo-Pacific cooperation, security and climate change during a meeting on Monday, which included the offer by Canberra of a $200 million climate partnership.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese met with President Joko Widodo on Monday as part of a trip to shore-up relations between the two neighbours, in his first bilateral visit since being elected last month. Albanese also offered technical assistance for Indonesia’s green, high-tech new capital.

It was not immediately clear if the climate package was denominated in Australian or U.S. dollars.

($1 = 1.3883 Australian dollars)

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Reporting by Zahra Matarani in Jakarta and Kate Lamb in Sydney; Writing by Martin Petty; Editing by Tom Hogue

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