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German Delegation Visit to Australia

by Sophia Brook
As part of our 2nd KAS Australia and the Pacific Security Conference, we were honoured to welcome a German delegation to Australia.

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Long-term friend of Australia Volkmar Klein MP, Spokesperson on Economic Cooperation and Development of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group and Deputy Chair of the German-Pacific Parliamentary Friendship Group, Prof Timo Kob, Head of the Federal Working Group ‚Cyber Security‘ at the CDU Economic Council and CEO at HiSolutions AG, and Dr Christian Forneck, Senior Foreign Policy Adviser CDU/ CSU, visited Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane. They engaged in a series of bilateral meetings and roundtables on foreign, security, economic and cyber policy related issues.

Meeting partners included: the Hon James Griffin MP, NSW Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, representatives of the Lowy Institute and the Australian-German Chamber of Commerce in Sydney,

the Hon Pat Conroy MP, Minister for Defence Industry, International Development and the Pacific, the Hon Tim Watts, Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham and members of the Coalition Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade and DFAT representatives in Canberra,

and the Hon David Janetzki, QLD Shadow Minister for Investment and Trade in Brisbane.

They concluded their programme with a visit to the Rheinmetall Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) in Redbank and the Australian Army’s 7th Brigade in Enoggera, where they received an introduction to and a demonstration of the capabilities of the Boxer CRV and heavy weapon carrier vehicle.

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Sophia Brook

Sophia Brook

Programme Coordinator Research and Analysis
Foreign and Security Policy

sophia.brook@kas.de +61 2 6154 9325

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