I will visit Vietnam from 12 to 13 June, continuing Australia’s commitment to advancing our shared strategic and economic interests.
During my visit, I will meet with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, my counterpart, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Binh Minh, Defence Minister General Ngo Xuan Lịchand a range of other senior representatives of the Vietnamese Government.
The elevation of Australia-Vietnam relations to a Strategic Partnership in March 2018 reflects the importance of our bilateral ties. The Partnership gives new momentum to our cooperation and engagement on a wide range of issues, including defence and security, policing, immigration, and counter-people smuggling.
As part of my new role as Minister for Women, I am committed to advancing gender equality and promoting women’s economic empowerment in the region. I look forward to engaging with female leaders and women’s groups during my visit, and agreeing to new areas of cooperation.
Australia is committed to working closely with Vietnam to support the ongoing prosperity and stability of the Indo-Pacific region.