Today, I will travel to Vienna to reaffirm Australia’s long-standing support of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and deepen bilateral ties with Austria.
I will discuss with IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi Australia’s support for the Agency’s crucial role promoting the safe and secure use of nuclear technology around the world.
Australia is committed to our obligations under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
We will continue to work transparently with the IAEA to set the highest possible non-proliferation standards, including for our proposed acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines under AUKUS.
I will discuss our support for the IAEA’s important work to address proliferation risks in Iran and North Korea, as well as efforts to address nuclear safety and security risks arising from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
During the visit, I will meet with Austrian Secretary General for Foreign Affairs Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal as Australia and Austria celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations.
I look forward to discussing how we can expand our trade and investment ties, including through concluding our trade agreement negotiations with the EU, as well as opportunities for further engagement and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.