Australia has named Philip Green OAM as Australia’s next High Commissioner to India. He is also accredited to the Kingdom of Bhutan.
“The Australia-India relationship has never been closer as both nations share perspectives, challenges and a democratic heritage”, Foreign Minister Penny Wong said in her statement on Friday.
She added that both conditions are working together, through our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and as Quad partners, to promote a peaceful, stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific region, where sovereignty is respected.
“Along with our deepening defence and security cooperation, Australia and India have a mutually beneficial economic partnership, which will expand as we work towards finalising an ambitious Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement”, she said.
Mr Green is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently Australia’s Ambassador to Germany.
He has previously served overseas as Australia’s High Commissioner to Singapore, to South Africa, and to Kenya.