As we have discussed last night and today in our meetings and bilateral, the relationship between Australia and Singapore is in excellent shape.
Welcome everyone to today’s SME Conference and to the ASEAN–Australia Business Summit — the first of its kind in Australia and a new era in our engagement with Southeast Asia.
This is my first official event as part of the ASEAN–Australia Special Summit and as Ridwaan said it’s the first meeting that we’ve held - the first ASEAN-Australia Summit - that we’ve held in Australia.
As one of the troopers said to me just a moment ago: “This is about lethality and survivability, this is about capability and protection”.
As new strategic partners, Australia and Vietnam have agreed to work together to realise a vision, our shared vision of a secure, open and prosperous region.
I am pleased to announce that Australia and Vietnam have today established a strategic partnership.
The Australian Government is gravely concerned that a military-grade nerve agent developed by Russia has been used in an attack on 4 March in the United Kingdom.
It’s only 45 years since we established diplomatic relations and today, we are elevating our relationship to a strategic partnership.
It’s like a tank, it is lighter than a tank obviously - the big main battle tank, the Abrams tank - but it is what’s called a combat reconnaissance fighting vehicle.
Well certainly we can export Australian steel to the United States and they’re going to be made out of Australian steel. They’re being made for the Australian Army.
Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP
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