Philippines to Host 4th Philippines-Australia Ministerial Meeting
17 February 2014- The 4th Philippines-Australia Ministerial Meeting (PAMM) will
be held in Manila from February 20 to 21.
Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario and Trade and Industry Secretary
Gregory L. Domingo will meet with their Australian counterparts, Foreign Minister
Julie Bishop and Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb, to discuss regional
and global developments and priorities, areas of mutual interest, and cooperation
in international relations and trade.
A private dialogue between representatives of the private sector and the trade ministers
will also be held as one of the activities of the PAMM on February 19.
Australia is one of the Philippines’ closest bilateral partners in the Asia-Pacific
region. The PAMM began as the Philippines-Australia Dialogue in 1997 and was upgraded
to a Joint Ministerial Meeting in 2005. It sets the direction and vision of the
Philippines-Australia bilateral relations and serves as the forum to discuss initiatives
and activities to strengthen the bilateral partnership.