Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega called on Secretary Frances Adamson of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) on 25 February 2019 in Canberra. Ambassador de la Vega and Secretary Adamson agreed on the importance of marking the 75th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations of the Philippines and Australia in 2021. They discussed the many dimensions of the Philippines Australia Comprehensive Partnership including defence, security and economic engagement as well as cooperation in ASEAN-led mechanisms.