Bilateral Meeting with Prime Minister of Japan
19th January 2017
Prime Minister Turnbull held productive working meetings with Prime Minister Abe on 14 January 2017 in Sydney. Discussions highlighted the depth of the Australia – Japan relationship and shared strategic and economic interests. “Our Special Strategic Partnership is stronger than ever”, PM Turnbull said.
Photo: David Foote/AUSPIC
Remarks at Bilateral Meeting with His Excellency Mr Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan
Remarks at the Australia-Japan Business Reception
Joint Meeting Outcomes - Visit to Australia by Japanese Prime Minister Abe
Sports Diplomacy between Australia and Japan
1st Decembrer 2016
Ahead of the Rugby World Cup in 2019 and the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020, Australia and Japan are continuing to strengthen their partnership through sport. We have competed as worthy rivals, and we helped each other as teammates and friends.
In coming months and years we expect to see even more opportunities for professional and amateur athletes to work together across a range of tournaments and events.
We believe that sports diplomacy initiatives like these below will have lasting impact on Australia-Japan relations.
Australia is a proud rugby nation. While we would have preferred a win, the silver medal at the World Cup in 2015 was testament to the strength of the Australian Wallabies. And like the rest of the rugby world, Australia was delighted at the prowess demonstrated by the Japanese national team, the Brave Blossoms, with their best result to date. We wish Japan every success in hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2019, and look forward to an amazing competition.
Recently, we hosted the launch of the “Brisbane Global Tens” tournament, and were delighted to find out that the Japanese Panasonic Wild Knights will compete with leading teams from Australia and around the world in February 2017. The ten-a-side tournament will be a Brisbane first.
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