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Bilateral visits


April 21, 2021 - Mr Dan Tehan, Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment visited France to chair the 2nd session of the bilateral dialogue on Trade and Investment, co-chaired by French Assistant Minister for Foreign Trade Franck Riester .



July 12, 2019 - Mrs Linda Reynolds, Australian Defence Minister of with Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic and Ms. Florence Parly, French Minister of the Armed Forces

On July 12, 2019, Australian Defence Minister Mrs Linda Reynolds visited Cherbourg-en-Cotentin on the occasion of the "Suffren" submarine’s launching ceremony in the presence of President Emmanuel Macron and the Minister of Armed Forces Mrs Florence Parly. She took advantage of this trip to France to visit Australian families settled in Cherbourg as part of the Future Submarine Program.


April 25, 2019 - Mr Christopher Pyne, former Australian Defence Minister with Mrs Florence Parly, French Minister of the Armed Forces

On the occasion of the Anzac Day ceremonies on April 25, 2019, Australian Defence Minister Mr Christopher Payne was traveling in the Somme. Alongside French Minister of the Armed Forces Mrs Florence Parly, they commemorated the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who came to fight in the First World War to support France and its allied countries.


February 26, 2019 - Mrs. Marise Payne, Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs with Mrs. Florence Parly, French Minister of the Armed Forces and HE Brendan Berne, Australian Ambassador in France

During their lunch at the Brienne hotel on February 2019, the two ministers discussed the strategic partnership between France and Australia. Mrs Marise Payne also met with Mrs Annick Girardin, French Minister for Overseas, and shared her views about the interests of our two countries in the economic stability and security of the Indo-Pacific.


February 26, 2019 - Mrs Marise Payne, Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs with Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, her French counterpart

On February 26, 2019, Mrs Marise Payne, was visiting France where she met with her counterpart, Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian. Together, they finalized the report of the Australia-France Initiative (AFiniti) launched by President Macron on May 2, 2018 during his visit to Australia to ensure prosperous Franco-Australian relations.


February 14, 2019 - His Excellency Brendan Berne, Australian Ambassador to France, with Mr. Abdelkader Messahel, Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs

On February 14, 2019, HE Brendan Berne moved to Algeria as a non-resident Australian Ambassador. He met with Mr. Abdelkader Messahel to whom he presented his credentials.


From 1st to 3rd May 2018 - Mr Emmanuel Macron, French President visited Australia

In May 2018, the French President traveled to Australia for an official visit. During his visit, President Macron gave a speech in Sydney during which he launched the Australia-France Initiative (AFiniti), which aims to deepen and broaden the bilateral cooperation between the two countries. He also affirmed his wish to create a Paris-New Delhi-Canberra Indo-Pacific axis to preserve the geopolitical balances in this region.


November 1, 2017 - Australian Defense Industries Minister Christopher Pyne with Florence Parly, French Minister of Armed Forces

Mr. Pyne was in Paris to advance the future submarine program. On this occasion, he met Mrs. Florence Parly, with whom he discussed defense cooperation between our two countries. The Minister also participated in an event to promote French investment in Australia and partnerships with Australian defense companies. A successful visit that strengthened our ties on this strategic issue.


July 2017 - Mr. Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia, with Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic and HE Mr. Stephen Brady, Former Ambassador of Australia to France

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