Friday 3rd of July 2015

memo of understanding, with new hair cuts...


hair salon diplomacy

Australia and Indonesia have struck a deal to resume intelligence and military cooperation.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will fly to Jakarta within days to join her Indonesian counterpart Marty Natalegawa to formally sign what will be called the "Joint Understanding of a Code of Conduct".

Indonesia suspended cooperation with Australia last year after reports of Australian spying on the Indonesian president, his wife and government ministers.

The suspension led to the cancellation of at least seven exercises with the Indonesian military, including a special forces counter-hijack exercise.

Ms Bishop, who has been in negotiations with Mr Natalegawa for months on the new code of conduct, has confirmed the breakthrough.

"We have reached agreement on the joint understanding and we are currently arranging a time to sign it," she said.


Amazing ! The Russians did not get blamed for the previous cock up...


all is forgiven...


The Australian and Indonesian governments will sign a joint code of conduct, after months of negotiations, which will include a promise by Australia not to use its spy agencies to harm its neighbour.

Australia’s foreign minister, Julie Bishop, will travel to Indonesia to sign the agreement with her counterpart, Marty Natalegawa, in the presence of the prime minister, Tony Abbott, and Indonesia’s departing president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, according to multiple reports.

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