Foreign Minister Visits Sichuan
Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Julie Bishop MP, visited Chengdu on 9 November to open the permanent office of the Australian Consulate-General in Chengdu.
While in Chengdu, Minister Bishop also called on Sichuan Party Secretary Wang Dongming and Chengdu Executive Vice Mayor Zhu Zhihong, to discuss the growing relationship between Australia and Sichuan. Both sides agreed to further enhance bilateral business ties and people-to-people links.
Vice Governor Gan Lin joined Minister Bishop to open the permanent office of the Australian Consulate-General in Chengdu. Over 150 guests came to celebrate the consulate opening.
Minister Bishop also opened the new offices of Australian design company Place Design, and presented awards to the winners of the “Panda-Koala” English Speech and “Picture Yourself in Perth” competitions. Both groups of students will travel to Melbourne and Perth for a study tour.