High Commissioner to India

  • Media release

Today I announce the appointment of Mr Philip Green OAM as Australia's next High Commissioner to India.

The High Commissioner to India is also accredited to the Kingdom of Bhutan.

The Australia-India relationship has never been closer. Australia and India share perspectives, challenges and a democratic heritage. We are working together, through our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and as Quad partners, to promote a peaceful, stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific region, where sovereignty is respected.

Along with our deepening defence and security cooperation, Australia and India have a mutually beneficial economic partnership, which will expand as we work towards finalising an ambitious Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement.

Mr Green is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently Australia's Ambassador to Germany.

He has previously served overseas as Australia's High Commissioner to Singapore, to South Africa, and to Kenya.

I thank outgoing High Commissioner the Hon Barry O'Farrell AO for his contribution to advancing Australia's interests in India since 2020.

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