Last night the Ambassador of Australia to the French Republic, His Excellency Mr Stephen Brady AO CVO, together with our CEO Tea Dietterich and the ABIE France Board (Australian Business in Europe), welcomed the Hon. Julie Bishop MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs here to Paris. She is such a warm hearted person and it was a fantastic soirée for the Australian and European business community to catch up with our Foreign Affairs Minister and discuss international trade opportunities across the oceans.
Julie Bishop started today a six day visit to Paris, Berlin and Brussels to discuss a free trade agreement between Australia and the European Union and cooperation on international security issues. During her stay in Paris, Minister Bishop will meet senior ministers in Paris, including Foreign Minister Fabius, she will travel on to Berlin then to meet with Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Minister of State Maria Böhmer to discuss the work of the newly-established Australia-Germany Advisory Group and Dr Böhmer’s role as Chair of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. In Brussels, she will meet senior European Commission counterparts, members of the European Parliament, the NATO Secretary-General, and Belgian Foreign Minister, Didier Reynders, and Minister for the Interior, Jan Jambon.
Australian Business in Europe (ABIE) is a membership-based association, of over 150 members representing corporations and individuals, bringing together professionals with both Australian and French commercial interests. 2M CEO Tea Dietterich sits on the ABIE board and actively promotes interests of Australian exporters across Europe.