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South Australia welcomes visitors from West Java

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

South Australia welcomes 30 delegates from its sister-state West Java today for a two day visit.

The group is in Adelaide to attend the second meeting of the joint working group, established under the South Australia–West Java Sister State Agreement, and will attend a business and government community dinner.

The meeting will set the tone for how South Australia and West Java will continue to build momentum together to drive trade and investment opportunities.

The key topics of discussion include agriculture, education and health, defence, tourism, arts and culture.

Background

The South Australia-West Java sister-state agreement was signed during the 2015 OzAsia Festival in Adelaide.

The South Australia-South East Asia Engagement Strategy was launched in 2015 and provides a blueprint on how South Australia can increase its presence in the region in order to build stronger social, cultural and economic connections that will benefit South Australia and South East Asia. www.statedevelopment.sa.gov.au/investment/south-east-asia-engagement-strategy

Quotes attributable to Investment and Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith

South Australia is deepening its relationship with Indonesia and West Java in particular, as part of our South East Asia Engagement Strategy.

Earlier this year, the South Australian Government led its first business mission to Indonesia, visiting Jakarta and Bandung, where the first meeting of the working group was held.

During September this year we welcomed guests from Indonesia to South Australia for OzAsia Festival and INDOFest – a cultural showcase of Indonesian cuisine and culture.

West Java also participated in our Royal Adelaide Show to showcase West Java produce, particularly textiles and handicraft.