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Philippine Ambassador Joins ASEAN Awareness Program and Promotes 75th Anniversary of PH-AU Relations in Tasmania

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H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De Le Vega, Philippine Ambassador to Australia, joins the ASEAN Heads of Mission and their representatives during a visit programme to Tasmania with the Australia ASEAN Council on 28 February to 03 March 2021. Among the engagements was a meeting with Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, Governor of Tasmania at Government House Tasmania. (Photo credits: DFAT)

09 March 2021 (Tasmania) – H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, Ambassador of the Philippines to Australia, joined the ASEAN Committee in Canberra and the Australia ASEAN Council on a Visit Programme to Hobart and Launceston in Tasmania on 28 February to 03 March 2021. The Visit Programme organized by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) supported deepening the engagement between ASEAN Member States and Tasmania and raising awareness on ASEAN.

Ambassador De La Vega also promoted the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Australia during meetings with high-level officials including Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, Governor of Tasmania and Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff MP, business leaders and the University of Tasmania.

During the visit, the Philippine Embassy in Canberra pursued an exploratory discussion with the Asia Institute of the University of Tasmania on a possible collaborative activity to promote Philippines-Australia relations and with Tourism Tasmania on tourism practices amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ambassador De Le Vega shared the potential for enhancing relations between the Philippines and Tasmania particularly in the shipbuilding industry, in trade, and in people-to-people exchanges through academic institutions. END

H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, Ambassador of the Philippines to Australia, shared with the Hon Jeremy Rockliff, Deputy Premier of Tasmania, developments on the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of PH-AU Relations during a Visit Programme to Tasmania. (Photo credits: DFAT

H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, Ambassador of the Philippines to Australia, joins ASEAN Heads of Mission or their representatives, members of the Australia ASEAN Council Board and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in a Visit Programme to Tasmania to promote ASEAN Awareness on 28 February to 03 March 2021.

First Secretary and Consul Ma. Corina Reyes leads a meeting with Ms. Edwina Morris of Tourism Tasmania on 02 March 2021 to exchange tourism practices during the pandemic. First Secretary Reyes is joined by Philippine Honorary Consul to Tasmania Richard Van Neutegem and Philippine Tourism Representative Norjamin Delos Reyes.

First Secretary and Consul Ma. Corina Reyes, Philippine Honorary Consul to Tasmania Richard Van Neutegem and Philippine Tourism Representative Norjamin Delos Reyes discuss potential collaborative activities with Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Kate Darian-Smith and Tristanne Scott-Durairajah of the Asia Institute of the University of Tasmania in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of PH-AU Relations.

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