International Minister Penny Wong will maintain conferences with heads of state and international and defence ministers throughout an official go to to Vietnam and Malaysia.
International Minister Penny Wong will embark on a go to to Vietnam and Malaysia, her second journey to Southeast Asia since being sworn in.
Senator Wong will fly out on Sunday because the federal authorities continues strengthening ties with Australia’s Asia-Pacific neighbours.
“It’s greater than geography that binds us – we now have real hyperlinks in Vietnam and Malaysia – household, enterprise, training and tourism,” Senator Wong stated in an announcement.
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“My go to seeks to deepen these ties, constructing on our present partnerships for the good thing about our nations and the area.”
In Vietnam, Senator Wong will meet with Vietnam’s president, prime minister and international minister forward of subsequent 12 months’s fiftieth anniversary of diplomatic relations.
Discussions will deal with local weather change cooperation, commerce and funding, and Australia’s continued assist for Vietnam’s COVID-19 restoration.
She is going to then meet Malaysian ministers on financial restoration, local weather motion, training ties and well being safety points.
The Malaysian-born senator will return to her former dwelling of Sabah, on Borneo island.
“Having spent my early years in Kota Kinabalu, I stay up for the good honour of returning to town as Australia’s International Minister.”