12/07/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/07/2021 02:06
I am pleased to announce His Excellency Mr Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea, and Her Excellency Mrs Kim Jung-sook, First Lady of the Republic of Korea, will visit Australia from 12 to 15 December.
The Republic of Korea is one of our closest partners in the region, and 2021 marks the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between our countries.
Our bilateral relationship continues to grow, underpinned by trade, shared values, common regional strategic interests and a commitment to an open, inclusive and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.
During President Moon's visit we will formally elevate the relationship to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, reflecting the depth and breadth of our cooperation and people-to-people links, and common aspirations to work even more closely together in our region.
The visit has been approved by the ACT and NSW health authorities. A number of risk mitigations will be enforced to ensure the visit is COVID safe, including regular COVID-19 testing and mask wearing. All members of the delegation are fully vaccinated and must submit a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to arrival in Australia.
I look forward to welcoming President Moon and the First Lady to Australia.