Europe Day was celebrated in Canberra at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) with a keynote from Australian Foreign Minister the Hon. Julie Bishop.
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Marking the 55 years of diplomatic relations between the EU and Australia FM Bishop called the EU a "beacon of hope and tolerance" while EU Ambassador to Australia said that the EU was the most advanced "project of international governance in the world". The EU in Australia worked closely with DFAT in an exhibition curated by the National Archives of Australia which displays the 55 years of Diplomatic relations of the EU and Australia #EUinAus #EuropeDay