Australia and France: A new partnership for the 21st century


Last Tuesday 20 October His Excellency Christophe Lecourtier adressed the National Press Club in Canberra.

The Ambassador’s speech entitled ’Australia and France: A new partnership for the 21st century’ was followed by a question and answer session with leading Australian journalists.

The speech illustrated the main pillars of the strategic partnership between France and Australia and was an opportunity to revisit the President of the Republic François Hollande’s messages from his state visit in November last year.

The Ambassador focused on common values that France and Australia have shared since the Great War, as well as the multiple links which unite our two countries, be this in the fight against terrorism and in the face of other global challenges or our work together as neighbours in the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean.

The Ambassador’s speech was televised live by Sky News Australia and was widely reported in the Australian press.

Click here for a copy of the Ambassador’s speech (pdf).

Follow the links below for the press coverage:

- Showdown looming over climate change at United Nations Paris Climate Change Conference

- Australian Defence Business Review: France ups the ante on SEA 1000 strategic relationship

- Junkee: Why Canada’s Election Means Australia Has No Excuse Not To Fight Climate Change Anymore

- Sydney Morning Herald: Malcolm Turnbull an ally on climate action, says French ambassador

- The Australian: Malcolm Turnbull ‘cause for hope on climate’: ambassador

- SBS online: Turnbull gets climate change: Lecourtier

- Business Spectator: France spruiks subs for deeper co-operation

- The Courier Mail: French sub to bring deeper co-operation

- Australian Financial Review: France pitches ’sovereign and autonomous’ submarine industry

- The Adelaide Advertiser: Up to 500 jobs to go from Adelaide shipbuilder ASC next year, Senate Estimates told

- The Australian: Best of the French on offer: Ambassador Christophe Lecourtier

Dernière modification : 17/03/2020

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