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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP


21 November 2016

20 November 2016

  • Twenty One economies, 60 per cent of the world’s GDP and our major trading partners. The APEC meeting here in Lima has resolved to continue our commitment to free trade and economic liberalisation. Recognising that increases the opportunities for more jobs and more growth right across the region, just as it has done in years passed.

  • Prime Minister, you’ve wrapped up a lengthy conversation with Barack Obama. He is almost yesterday’s man. What is it that you seek to influence or achieve by talking through an outgoing President about important bilateral issues?

  • Well, welcome Justin. It’s always good to get together. And we’ve got such strong ties and such a long history of cooperation in peace and wars. Strategic, economic – a lot to talk about.

19 November 2016

  • Good morning. Well, the APEC meetings begin in force today - 21 economies, 60 per cent of the world’s GDP and our largest trading partners here assembled.

18 November 2016

  • Prime Minister: Thank you very much; it’s wonderful to be here in Peru to talk about innovation and to recognise that innovation is the key to success for every country, for every business everywhere in the world. You mentioned the mining industry - mining is a very old business but it is a very innovative business. The miners that are successful - and that includes our leading Australian mining companies including those who are operating so successfully in South America - are at the cutting edge of technology.

  • Prime Minister: Well, good to see you and what a great example of Australian entrepreneurship - young Australians here in Peru establishing some of the pillars of civilisation, you might think. Chocolate, beer, coffee, the finest restaurant in Cusco, established there by an Australian restaurateur - great examples of the growing links between Australia and Peru, great examples of the people to people links and we’ll be seeing more of those over the next few days.

17 November 2016


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