Philippines-Australia Ministerial Meeting

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

Foreign Minister Penny Wong and Trade and Tourism Minister Don Farrell will today welcome Philippine Secretary for Foreign Affairs Enrique Manalo and Secretary of Trade Alfredo Pascual to Adelaide for the sixth Philippines–Australia Ministerial Meeting (PAMM).

The meeting will focus on opportunities to deepen trade and investment, strengthen our security and maritime ties, and explore further cooperation on agriculture and food, the energy transition, education and skills.

Australia and the Philippines are strategic partners and close friends. We share a vision for a region that is peaceful, stable, prosperous and resilient, where sovereignty is respected.

The PAMM follows Prime Minister Albanese’s landmark visit to Manila last month, where he and President Marcos elevated the bilateral relationship to a Strategic Partnership. Prime Minister Albanese’s visit was the first bilateral visit by an Australian Prime Minister to the Philippines in 20 years.

The partnership between Australia and the Philippines is underpinned by 77 years of diplomatic relations and close people to people links, with over 400,000 people of Filipino heritage contributing to the cultural and economic vibrancy of modern Australia.

Australia is committed to working with the Philippines to support ASEAN’s vital contribution to regional peace and security, and to help build a region where all countries contribute to strategic stability and can shape our collective future.

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