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Indonesia's role as a regional and global actor [WP1198]


This event was sponsored by Bupa.

At our second Annual Address, HE Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of the Republic of Indonesia spoke on ‘Indonesia’s role as a regional and global actor’.

The Wilton Park address forms part of the President’s State Visit Programme on which he was accompanied by a Ministerial and business delegation. Some 100 high level participants, including senior Whitehall officials, diplomats, parliamentarians, other opinion leaders and experts on Indonesia and its region attended the address.

President Yudhoyono was accompanied by the Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs and other ministers. He will spoke on the record and his presentation was followed by a question and answer session.

Wilton Park has a longstanding relationship with Indonesia and her people

We have been convening discussions focused on and relevant to South East Asia since 1995, with some meetings held in the region. Issues include regional cooperation, economic perspectives, disaster prevention and preparedness, the security agenda, crisis management and confidence building.

We have held events relating to political and economic development in Indonesia since 2008 with speakers such as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Marty Natalegawa, former Foreign Minister and Presidential Adviser Dr Hassan Wirajuda, Professor Anies Baswedan, Rector, University of Paramadina and Professor Azyumardi Azra of the State Islamic University.

In September 2012, we held our first conference in Jakarta, in association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia (KEMLU) and the British Embassy, which focused on sustainable growth and prospects for a green economy. At this time, we agreed a partnership with KEMLU for convening international discussion events on a regular basis.

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Bupa is a leading international healthcare group, they offer personal and company-financed health insurance, run hospitals, and provide workplace health services, home healthcare, health assessments and chronic disease management services. They are also a major international provider of nursing and residential care for elderly people. Bupa employs more than 52,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, New Zealand and the USA, as well as Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, Thailand, China and across Latin America. In Indonesia, customers have access to a range of high quality, flexible health insurance plans for companies and individuals living or working abroad, as well as a range of travel insurance plans.


Further information

The Wilton Park Address

The President’s speech

Indonesian President to deliver our Annual Address 2012

View photos from the Annual Address on our Flickr page

Article in the Jakarta Globe ‘Indonesia to Build on ‘Bridges of Civilization’: Yudhoyono’


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