On 22 May 2016, Australia and the Philippines celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations. Although our people-to-people links go back much further, the official start of the bilateral relationship can be traced back to the opening of the Australian Consulate in Manila on 22 May 1946.Therelationship has grown to encompass education, development and humanitarian assistance, trade and investment, defence and law enforcement cooperation. Here is a snapshot of the #First70Years.
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Our Ambassadors video series features short interviews with Australia's official representatives overseas. DFAT operates Australia's official missions abroad, each of which is run by an Ambassador, High Commissioner or Consul-General. The series will provide an insight into the work of our representatives abroad, and some of the major issues they are confronting as they pursue Australian interests in the countries where they are working.