Prime Minister Scott Morrison is making a flying visit to Jakarta for ceremonial reasons but the trip comes at an opportune time to talk trade with Indonesia.
The prime minister will be in Jakarta on Sunday for the inauguration of President Joko Widodo, who won re-election in April.
"I look forward to seeing my good friend President Widodo and to congratulate him on his re-election," Mr Morrison told reporters heading into the the Liberal Party's Federal Council meeting on Saturday.
John Howard started the tradition of Australian leaders attending the important event for the country's close neighbour, and Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott have also been.
Ahead of the ceremonial events, Mr Morrison and Mr Widodo are expected to meet to discuss the strong and growing ties between their two nations.
They have a strong personal working relationship and are expected to discuss ways to work together in the coming years. Trade is likely to be one area of interest, with a bilateral deal recently signed and now being ratified by both countries.
"I can assure him that we are absolutely on track and I believe the same is the case there," Mr Morrison later told the Liberal conference in Canberra.
That deal has been in the political spotlight over the past week as Labor faced pressure from unions and other groups not to agree to it.
But caucus decided to back the deal in a special meeting on Thursday, with some tweaks Labor is working through with Trade Minister Simon Birmingham. He expects to have those negotiations finished early next week.
"I am 100 per cent confident that by exporting more to Indonesia, we will create even more Australian jobs in the future," Senator Birmingham told reporters in Canberra.
"Indonesia is forecast to become one of the biggest economies in the world so access to such a huge economy is clearly going to fuel the opportunity for our exports to grow, not unlike the type of growth rates that we've seen of exports to China over recent years."
Mr Morrison will speak about the trade opportunities from this deal and the 16-nation Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership – which also involves Indonesia – at a business lunch. He is seeking other bilateral meetings during the day-long visit too.
Other leaders attending the inauguration include Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah.
Mr Morrison will return to Canberra for the parliamentary sitting week on Monday. (AAP-SBS)