The local government is closely communicating with Australia regarding the protocols and handling efforts done by the province to tackle the current FMD outbreak.
Australian Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry Murray Watt met Indonesian Minister of Agriculture Syahrul Yasin Limpo in Jakarta on Thursday, July 14.
"The Albanese Government is taking strong action on FMD at home and abroad."
SAR Merauke had been appointed as the location for the joint exercise.
He added that Australia takes a rather similar approach to Indonesia in its national policy against terrorism.
About 1.4 million Australians visited Indonesia in 2019, but the figure fell drastically since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.