23 Oct Foreword by Australian Prime Minister, Hon. Scott Morrison MP
MESSAGE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER
40TH AUSTRALIA-KOREA BUSINESS COUNCIL AND
KOREA-AUSTRALIA BUSINESS COUNCIL JOINT MEETING
Australia and the Republic of Korea are firm friends in a globalised world and we have forged an enduring partnership encompassing shared diplomatic, economic and security interests.
Our common aspirations for open trade and investment have been realised in the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement, which has already seen great benefits for both our countries.
Korea is now our fourth-largest trading partner and Korean investment into Australia continues to grow and diversify.
For forty years, the Joint Meetings of the Australia-Korea Business Council and the Korea-Australia Business Council have made a significant contribution to advancing the bilateral relationship.
I commend all members and office holders for your interest and enthusiasm, and for the energy and insight you bring to this dynamic partnership.
With you, I look forward to seeing the breadth and depth of the Australia-Korea relationship continue to strengthen – for the benefit of both our countries and for the region.
The Hon Scott Morrison MP
Prime Minister of Australia
18 September 2019