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Australian ministers meet with business community in Singapore

Thursday, 21 August 2014  
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Australian ministers meet with business community in Singapore as focus moves to economic diplomacy

Ahead of the eighth biennial Singapore-Australia Joint Ministerial Committee, Australian Ministers will meet with members and guests of the Australian Chamber of Commerce (AustCham) in Singapore today to share knowledge and seek input.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb, and Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert will have the chance to converse with the Australian business community over a formal dinner. The evening also includes an opportunity for brief updates from the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Trade and Investment before a Q&A session moderated by International TV Broadcast Journalist, Ali Moore.

AustCham President Mr Guy Scott says, “With Minister Bishop and Minister Robb announcing their new Economic Diplomacy policy this week, Australian business opportunities with Singapore and across Asia are expected to increase. The Australian Government is serious about its message that Australia is “open for business” and Singapore, as one of the largest sources of foreign direct investment, is the appropriate place to promote this message.”

“The Ministers openness to meet with the Australian business community, currently working and doing business in Asia, highlights their eagerness to learn from those who have already forged a path and made strong business relationships,” Mr Scott says

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