EU Australia sign Framework Agreement on closer cooperation

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, and Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, signed the EU-Australia Framework Agreement on 7 August in Manila, the Philippines.

The signing of the Framework Agreement marks the beginning of a new era of strategic cooperation between the EU and Australia.

The Agreement will enable the EU and Australia to tackle challenges in foreign and security policy, sustainable development, climate change, and economic and trade matters. It will encourage closer links between leaders across government, business and civil society.

More, including comments from the HR/VP and the Foreign Minister here.

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