Minister Husic to promote EV, battery tech cooperation with Indonesia

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Image credit: Minister Ed Husic's Instagram

Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic is set to visit Indonesia to promote cooperation and collaboration to boost battery technologies and electric vehicle manufacturing in both countries. 

Husic’s two-day trip to the Southeast Asian country is expected to reaffirm Australia’s strong bilateral relationship with the nation, particularly both their shared interest in growing the global electric vehicle industry. 

Australia and Indonesia are both focused on developing and diversifying their clean energy supply chains and strengthening bilateral trade and investment links. 

While in Jakarta, the minister will hold a series of bilateral meetings with senior Ministerial counterparts from the Indonesian government. 

“We are determined as a government to keep building up our relationship with Indonesia,” said Minister Husic. “Indonesia shares our drive to grow strong and diverse clean energy supply chains, while building our respective battery manufacturing and critical mineral processing industries.” 

Husic’s visit aims to advance opportunities for collaboration with Indonesia on those efforts as agreed by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and President Joko Widodo. 

“My visit to Jakarta will enable our countries to forge further collaboration in growing the electric vehicle ecosystem, as well as our broader economic interests.”