Please note that this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

Australia and Fiji share a strong and enduring bilateral relationship underpinned by the Fiji-Australia Vuvale ('Family') Partnership signed in October 2023, building upon the previous partnership signed in 2019.

In May 2022, in her first week as Foreign Minister, Senator Penny Wong travelled to Fiji, demonstrating the importance placed on the relationship with Fiji and on Australia's Pacific engagement.

Co-deployments between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) have demonstrated the value of Pacific partners responding to regional crises, and under the Pacific Maritime Security Program, Australia handed over the first of two Guardian-class patrol boats to Fiji in March 2020 to support maritime security in the Pacific region.

Australia and Fiji have extensive people-to-people links, and of course both nations share a deep love of sports…

As both countries work to navigate their bilateral relationship in a more globalised world order, what opportunities are there for greater cooperation between Australia and Fiji? How are the two countries navigating the changing political/security dynamics of the region? And how do they cooperate to meet the challenge of climate change?

In the next instalment of our Meet the Ambassador series, AIIA Victoria invites you to join High Commissioner Amrit in conversation with John Richardson.

Location of event is AIIA Victoria, Level 13, 356 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.

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AIIA Victoria gratefully acknowledges the Walter Mangold Trust Fund for their support of our young members.


Level 13, 356 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia

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