medcom.id, Jakarta: Australia is ready to participate in the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crimes which will be held this month, mentioned Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Paul Grigson.
"Bali Process is a crucial mechanism and issue for Australia. I believe that Australia is prepared to attend Bali Process," stated Grigson at the Australian Embassy, Jakarta, Wednesday (3/2/2016).
Ambassador Grigson also affirmed that Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will attend the Bali Process on March 22-23 in Nusa Dua, Bali.
"Indonesia is the perfect partner to hold this conference. Especially in Bali, where foreign tourists often visit, including Australians," he continued.
Established in 2002, Bali Process is a regional forum to strengthen cooperations, facilitating discussions and sharing informations on the issues related to human trafficking, human smuggling and transnational crimes.
The conference is chaired by Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi and Bishop. It is preceded with senior officials meeting in March 22, the conference invited 48 members of Bali Process and 18 and also observer countries and organizations.