A Diplomatic Perspective of 2020 to Date and Looking Ahead for Australian-German Business Relations, H.E. Lynette Wood, Australian Ambassador to Germany- Online Event, June 2020

On the 18th of June, the Australian Ambassador to Germany H.E. Lynette Wood gave an update on the diplomatic relations between Germany and Australia, highlighting the importance of both countries to work together to overcome the economic challenges arising from COVID-19 in the next 12 to 18 months.

While physical borders remain shut, the Australian and German business communities are communicating more and collaborating across an even broader range of issues. Key areas of cooperation between Australia and Germany include the ongoing AU-EU FTA negotiations, advocating for global trade and rules-based international organizations like WTO and WHO, skills and vocational training, research cooperation, and economic collaboration in sectors like MedTech, clean energy, AgTech.

We thank Ambassador Wood for her update and the lively Q&A session with our members and friends.