Agreement Between the Republic of Indonesia and Australia on the Framework for Security Cooperation ("The Lombok Treaty")

The Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the Government of Australia (hereinafter referred to as the "Parties");

Reaffirming and pursuant to the Agreement Between the Republic of Indonesia and Australia on the Framework for Security Cooperation of 13 November 2006 ("The Lombok Treaty");

Building upon the purposes and principles enshrined in Articles 1 and 2 of the Lombok Treaty;

Reaffirming also the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations;

Reaffirming further the human rights and fundamental freedoms enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and relevant international human rights treaties;

Have agreed on the following Joint Understanding on a code of conduct:

  1. The Parties will not use any of their intelligence, including surveillance capacities, or other resources, in ways that would harm the interests of the Parties.
  2. The Parties will promote intelligence cooperation between relevant institutions and agencies in accordance with their respective national laws and regulations.

In implementation of the above and within the framework of the annual meeting of the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Parties, the Heads of intelligence agencies of the Parties shall meet and consult on a regular basis.

This Joint Understanding on a code of conduct will come into effect upon signing.

Done at Bali on 28th of August 2014 in 2 (two) original copies in both Indonesian and English languages, each text being equally authentic. In case of divergence in the interpretation, the English text shall prevail.

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF
THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA
[SIGNED]
R.M. MARTY M. NATALEGAWA
MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF
AUSTRALIA
[SIGNED]
THE HON JULIE BISHOP MP
MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS


Last Updated: 23 January 2013