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01/08/2011: Ambassador Cuisia Meets with Australian Ambassador Kim Beazley

01 August 2011, Washington DC. Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. met with Australian Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Beazley at the Australian Embassy today. Ambassador Cuisia sought Australia’s support for increased bilateral trade and investments, particularly in the business process outsourcing industry.

The Australian Ambassador informed Ambassador Cuisia that the Filipino Australians have the distinction of having close to zero unemployment, and are making very significant contributions to the Australian economy.

The envoys also exchanged views on developments in the US and in the Asia Pacific region.

This year marks the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Australia. Australia is the Philippines’ 15th largest trading partner, 14th biggest source of foreign direct investment, and 5th highest source of tourists. END