Visit to Vietnam

  • Media release

This week I will visit Vietnam for the second time as Foreign Minister to further deepen Australia’s cooperation with a key ASEAN partner.

Earlier this year, Australia and Vietnam marked 50 years of diplomatic relations, underscoring the deep friendship and strategic trust between our countries.

Australia and Vietnam share a Strategic Partnership, a commitment to ASEAN centrality and an interest in maintaining a region which is peaceful, stable and prosperous, where sovereignty is respected.

My visit is a clear statement of the Albanese Government’s priorities and an opportunity to further build on our work to shape the region we want.

It follows recent visits to Vietnam by Prime Minister Albanese and Trade and Tourism Minister Farrell.

During my visit to Hanoi, I will meet with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son and other senior leaders to discuss a range of shared interests, including our economic and security ties.

Foreign Minister Son and I will hold the fifth annual Australia-Vietnam Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, where we will discuss regional priorities and how we can expand our cooperation, including on climate change, trade and investment, education, and digital delivery of government services.

I will also attend the ‘Taste of Australia’s Big Barbecue’ event with Chef Luke Nguyen to showcase Australian cuisine and culture. Vietnam is our fourth largest agricultural export market and offers increasing opportunities for Australian premium food and wine producers.

For the first time as Foreign Minister, I will visit Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s economic powerhouse and the hub of Australia’s business relationship with Vietnam. I will meet with Australians of Vietnamese heritage who are driving our economic cooperation.

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