Indonesia-Australia to sign free trade agreement

Australia and Indonesia will sign a free trade agreement after months of tensions over Australia’s proposal to move its embassy to Jerusalem threatened to derail the multibillion-dollar deal.

The trade deal, which has been eight years in the making, will see Australian universities and health providers given access to the 250 million person market, as well as greater access for cattle, potato and wheat farmers.

Australia valued trade between them at $11.2 billion in 2017-2018, with Indonesia being its eighth largest source of imports, while Australia is Indonesia’s 14th largest export destination.

Minister for Trade Simon Birmingham and Prime Minister Scott Morrison at a press conference.

Minister for Trade Simon Birmingham and Prime Minister Scott Morrison at a press conference. Credit:AAP

Australia’s recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital strained relations with Indonesia, which is the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country and supports a two-state solution to the Middle East dispute.

Источник: Theage.com.au

Источник: Corruptioner.life

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