I’ve just concluded a meeting with my very good friend and Australia’s great partner, the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo.
Of course we’ve talked about the economic and trade issues, strategic issues over the last few days and of course, in many meetings in the past.
Peace and stability have underpinned the prosperity of billions of people over many decades and we’re going to work together to ensure we maintain it.
I congratulate Senator Ryan on his appointment as President of the Senate.
Thank you for coming to meet with me this morning on a Sunday. It is an indication of your commitment to and the high value we place as well on the great relationships, professional relationships across the Hong Kong Government and its regulatory agencies.
It is a testament to the determination and the passion of the founders of the school, the staff and the parents, but you know it also speaks of the enormous presence of Australians here in Hong Kong.
The Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull and the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter O’Neill met today in Vietnam in the margins of the 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.
During the meeting, both Prime Ministers committed to working together to lay a new undersea high speed telecommunications cable from Australia to Port Moresby, supporting the future digital economy in Papua New Guinea and facilitating closer economic integration between the two neighbours.
Free trade and security, of course, are two of the most important foundations of our prosperity, both in the past and in the future.
This is an important opportunity to further strengthen our cooperation on trade, investment, innovation, law enforcement and combating transnational crime.
This is a great outcome, it is a great Free Trade Agreement, it underlines the commitment that President Kuczynski and I, and our governments have to free trade and open markets.
Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP
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