Philippines embassy chart out plan for 75th Anniversary of Philippines-Australia Relations

BYYasir Rehman


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To finalize the preparations for upcoming 75th Anniversary of Philippines-Australia Relations and 35th Anniversary of Philippines-Vanuatu ties, Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, Philippine Ambassador to Australia and non-resident Ambassador to Vanuatu hosted the annual Team Philippines Australia Consultative Meeting in Canberra last week bringing together Philippine Foreign Service Posts in Australia and Vanuatu under the one-country team approach.

Philippine embassy in Canberra said in a statement that the team discussed the Philippines’ plans leading up to the 75th Anniversary of Philippines-Australia Relations and 35th Anniversary of Philippines-Vanuatu Relations in 2021.

Photos: Embassy of Philippines

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