Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop arrived in Manila past midnight Thursday for the 4th Philippines-Australia Ministerial Meeting (PAMM) to be held on Feb. 20 to 21, the Manila International Airport Authority-Media Affairs Division said.
Bishop flew in via Philippine Airlines flight PR-311 which landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 at 12:10 am coming in from Hong Kong.
The Australian foreign minister, together with Australian Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb, will meet with Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, and Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo.
Robb arrived in the country Wednesday afternoon.
Australia is one of the Philippines’ closest bilateral partners in the Asia-Pacific region. The PAMM began as the Philippines-Australia Dialogue in 1997 and was upgraded to a Joint Ministerial Meeting in 2005.
It sets the direction and vision of the Philippines-Australia bilateral relations and serves as the forum to discuss initiatives and activities to strengthen the bilateral partnership. PNA