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EU Ambassador to Australia Michael Pulch and Australia's Ambassador to the EU Justin Brown joined the European Australian Business Council (EABC) delegation on Wednesday 26 June in the EU capital Brussels.
The high-level delegation met European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen, Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan, Business Europe Director Dr Markus Beyrer and DG Trade's Chief Negotiator for the EU-Australia FTA Helena König.
The benefits of the EU-Australia Free Trade Agreement was a focus of discussions, with the 4th round of negotiations towards and ambitious and comprehensive FTA taking place in Brussels from 1-5 July.
EU-Australia partnerships in research and development, education, innovation and industry 4.0 and collaboration opportunities through the EU's Horizon2020 programme were also covered.
The EABC's annual Business Mission to Europe aims to strengthen bilateral relationships with European leaders, institutions, officials, peak business groups and policy organisations.
The 2019 tour includes visits to Brussels, Berlin, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Malmö and London.
EU Ambassador to Australia Michael Pulch is an EABC Board Member.
Photos: Peter Felker/EABC