Canberra, 12 November 2021 (TDI): Australia has provided more than 1.2 million vaccine doses to Indonesia, Foreign Minister, Marise Payne announced today.

The donation will increase the total supply of vaccine doses to 3.4 million that Australia has supplied to Indonesia.

In a tweet today, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Women of Australia, Marise Payne announced this latest development between the Pacific neighbours.

She said the vaccine support is part of their pledge to share 10 million doses to Indonesia. Minister Marise also affirmed that Australia will deliver 20 million doses to Indonesia through procurement.

Earlier, Australia also supported Indonesia with more than $25 million in emergency assistance in 2021. Moreover, Australia is committed to sending 60 million doses to the Indopacific countries by the end of the year 2022.

Visit to Indonesia

Australian Foreign Minister, Marise Payne arrived in Indonesia on Wednesday to conduct meetings with Pacific countries dignitaries. The Foreign Minister met with her Indonesian counterpart, Menteri Luar Negeri in Jakarta.

During the meeting, she congratulated Indonesia over assuming the Chair of the G20. Moreover, they discussed matters like Covid 19 recovery efforts.

Afterwards, Minister Marise expressed gratitude to Foreign Minister on behalf of her country over Indonesia’s support of ASEAN-AUSTRALIA Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. While the Indonesian Foreign Minister welcomed her in Jakarta.