Australia’s economic plan is working. It’s one of the reasons, one of the many reasons, why we’re here at this important East Asian Summit.
Australia and Hong Kong have concluded negotiations on the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
Australia continues to take our partnership with the Pacific to a new level. Building Pacific labour mobility is a priority for Australia and for our partners in the Pacific.
Today I met with China’s Premier, Li Keqiang, for the Australia-China Annual Leaders’ Meeting. We had very positive discussions on a range of bilateral and international issues.
Australia has been part of this forum for 44 years in terms of our relationship with ASEAN, and that we were the first partner and we are still here today.
Australia is proud to be ASEAN’s longest-standing dialogue partner. Our vision of the Indo-Pacific has ASEAN at its centre, and we share a vital interest in the stability and prosperity of this shared region.
This is an amazing city. It’s got such a heart, it’s got such a soul, and Sisto I think captured that spirit and that soul in a way that it’d be hard to replicate.
I am pleased to announce that His Excellency Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, will visit Darwin on 16 November.
Haidi Lun Stroud-Watts: Let’s get straight into it. Australia-China relations, Wang Yi – the Foreign Minister – said last week they’re not competitors, we’re not rivals here.
Matt Taylor: The Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is joining us now live from his office in Sydney.
Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Scott Morrison MP