PM Phuc arrives in Canberra, starting official visit to Australia

VOV.VN - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his entourage arrived in Canberra at 2 pm (local time) on March 14, to begin an official visit to Australia and attend the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit at the invitation of Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull.

Upon arrival at Fairbairn airport, the Vietnamese cabinet leader and his delegation were welcomed by Assistant Minister to Prime Minister - Senator James McGrath, Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Stephanie Foster and Australian ambassador to Vietnam Craig Chittick, leaders of Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Vietnamese ambassador to Australia Ngo Huong Nam, Vietnamese consul general in Sydney Trinh Duc Hai, Vietnamese embassy staff, and overseas Vietnamese representatives in Australia. 

As scheduled, Australian PM Malcom Turnbull is to host an official welcoming ceremony for PM Phuc and his wife on March 15, before holding talks and witnessing a signing ceremony of cooperation agreements.

PM Phuc is expected to meet Australia's Speaker of the House of Representatives Tony Smith and Senate President Scott Ryan before paying a courtesy visit to Peter Cosgrove, Governor-General of Australia, who will take PM Phuc on a visit to the Kangaroo Zoo. He is also scheduled to attend the Innovative Trade Show and meet with representatives of the Australia-Vietnam Friendship Society.

On the afternoon on March 14, PM Phuc visited the Australian National University and met with Vietnamese embassy staff and a group of overseas Vietnamese in Australia.

After concluding his working agenda in Canberra, PM Phuc, his wife and high-level delegation will visit Sydney for a series of meetings under the framework of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit and attend a signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding on counter-terrorism between ASEAN countries and Australia.

In Sydney, he is due to meet with the Governor of New South Wales, attend a Vietnam-Australian Business Forum, and receive leaders from Australia’s major businesses.

Some photos featuring PM Phuc and his delegation's arrival at Fairbairn military airport in Canberra:








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