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UK-Indonesia relationship and ASEAN examined by Foreign Affairs Committee

18 November 2022

On Tuesday 22 November the Foreign Affairs Committee will hold an evidence session on the UK’s relationship with Indonesia and ASEAN, as part of its inquiry into the tilt to the Indo-Pacific.

The session will consist of three panels of expert witnesses. The first panel will focus on Indonesia’s foreign policy as it takes over the presidency of ASEAN in 2023 and will consider Indonesia’s key international priorities. The second panel will shift focus to how the UK can have a closer relationship with Indonesia and areas of potential cooperation. The final panel will examine how ASEAN fits into the Government’s Indo-Pacific tilt, including how ASEAN might address potential Chinese aggression in the region.


Tuesday 22 November in Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster

At 2.30pm

  • Shafiah Muhibat, Deputy Executive Director for Research, Centre for Strategic and International Studies Jakarta
  • Gregory Poling, Senior Fellow and Director, Southeast Asia Program and Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, Centre for Strategic and International Studies Washington D.C.

At 3.10pm

  • Ben Bland, Director of the Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House and former Director of the Southeast Asia Programme at the Lowy Institute
  • Dr. Patrick Abbot, UK Director, NIRAS Development Consulting and Managing Director, LTS International

At 3.50pm

  • Jurgen Haacke, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, London School of Economics
  • Aaron Connelly, Senior Fellow for Southeast Asian Politics and Foreign Policy, International Institute for Strategic Studies

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