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South Australia Highlight Strong Relations with ASEAN Member States

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The ASEAN Heads of Mission in Canberra and the Australia ASEAN Council (AAC) met with scholars from Southeast Asia in the New Colombo Plan and Australia Awards programs at the Parliament House in South Australia on 12 March 2019.

ADELAIDE, Australia – H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, Philippine Ambassador to Australia joined the ASEAN Heads of Mission and their representatives and the Australia ASEAN Council in the South Australia Program on 12-13 March 2019.

ASEAN countries make up South Australia’s largest export market, third largest source of international students and are increasingly important investors in the State. South Australian Premier Steven Marshall said, “In summary, countries of ASEAN are invaluable partners and friends to us. The ties between us are underpinned by remarkably strong people-to-people, cultural and two-way visitor linkages.”

The South Australia Program provided ASEAN Heads of Missions and their representatives with an overview of the key measures being undertaken by the South Australian Government to promote innovation and create opportunities for stronger economic and socio-cultural engagement between ASEAN Member States and South Australia. END

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