International Diplomatic Corps visit to South Australia

  • Joint media release with:
  • Senator the Hon Penny Wong, Minister for Foreign Affairs

This week Foreign Minister Penny Wong and Trade and Tourism Minister Don Farrell hosted more than 70 Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Chargé d'Affaires in South Australia.

The international diplomatic corps visit has been an opportunity to bring representatives from around the world to Adelaide, to promote trade and investment opportunities, showcase local produce and meet some of our wildlife.

The group met innovative researchers and students at Adelaide University, learned about South Australia's green hydrogen future, experienced some of the best of the state's agricultural produce and viewed light show 'Resonate' in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.

The visit also provided an opportunity for the diplomatic corps to hear from First Nations people and learn about their rich culture, as well as Australia's modern identity as a multicultural society.

To advance Australia's interests and values in the world, we need to harness all elements of our national power – strategic, economic, social and diplomatic. This includes shaping how Australia is seen, by projecting modern Australia to the world.

Ministers Wong and Farrell extend their thanks to all of the groups and businesses that supported the visit.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Penny Wong:

“On the three day visit, we have shared some of what Australia, and South Australia has to offer - and discussing Australia's approach to the world.

“It has also been an opportunity for our guests to learn more about modern Australia's multicultural communities and First Nations heritage.

“We've been highlighting Australia's world class education system and opportunities to build trade and investment, including in high-quality agriculture and green hydrogen.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Trade and Tourism, Senator the Hon Don Farrell:

“It was an honour to host over seventy Ambassadors and Heads of Mission from around the world.”

“South Australia has one of the largest agricultural research precincts in the Southern Hemisphere, premier higher education institutions, and huge innovation potential in the energy, health, med-tech and space sectors.

“Australia is full of opportunities with a dynamic and growing economy. We will continue to seek out opportunities to encourage trade and investment, strengthening our economy and contributing to Australian jobs and growth.”

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