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Australia
The Commonwealth of Australia

Overview

  • Establishment of Diplomatic Relations : October 1961
  • Bilateral Trade (2019) : $28.5 billion
    • Exports : $7.9 billion
    • Imports : $20.6 billion
  • The ROK's Investment in Australia (cumulative total in 2019) : $20.7 billion
  • Australia's Investment in the ROK (cumulative total in 2019) : $4.7 billion
  • People-to-People Exchanges
    • Number of Korean visitors to Australia (2018) : about 257,000
    • Number of Australian visitors to the ROK (2018) : about 153,000
  • Number of Long-Term Residents (2017)
    • Korean long-term residents in Australia : about 167,331
  • High-level Exchanges
    • From Australia to the ROK
      • 2010   NovemberForeign Minister K. Rudd
        Prime Minister J. Gillard (G20)
      • 2011   AprilPrime Minister J. Gillard
      • 2011   MaySpeaker of the House of Representatives H. Jenkins
      • 2012   MarchPrime Minister J. Gillard(NSS)
      • 2013   FebruaryGovernor-General Q. Bryce
      • 2013   JulyForeign Minister B. Carr
        Defense Minister S. Smith
      • 2013   OctoberForeign Minister J. Bishop
      • 2013   NovemberMinister of Trade and Investment A. Robb
      • 2014   AprilPrime Minister T. Abbott
      • 2014   SeptemberSpeaker of the House of Representatives J. Bishop
      • 2014   OctoberMinister of Trade and Investment A. Robb
        Minister of Defense D. Johnston
      • 2014   NovemberMinister of ICT M. Turnbull
      • 2015   MarchMinister of Environment G. Hunt
      • 2015   MayForeign Minister J. Bishop
      • 2015   JulyPresident of the Senate S. Parry
      • 2015   NovemberVice Prime Minister W. Truss
        Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources B. Joyce
      • 2016   AprilPresident of the Senate G. Marshall
      • 2016   OctoberMinister of Veterans' Affairs Dan Tehan
      • 2016   NovemberNovemberMinister of Industry, Innivation and Science Greg Hunt
      • 2017   FebraryMinister of Foreign Affairs J. Bishop
      • 2017   JuneMinister of Small Business McCormack
      • 2017   SeptemberMinister of Defence Maris Payne
      • 2017   OctoberMinister of Foreign Affairs J. Bishop / Minister of Defence Maris Payne
      • 2019   JulyMinister of Trade, Tourism&Investment Simon Birmingham
      • 2019   AugustMinister of Agriculture Bridget McKenzie
      • 2019   SeptemberMinister of Resources and Northern Australia Matthew Canavan
      • 2019   NovemberMinister of Foreign Affairs Marise Payne
    • From the ROK to Australia
      • 2011   DecemberDefense Minister Kim Kwan-jIn
      • 2012   AugustForeign Minister Kim, Sung-hwan
      • 2014   FebruarySpeaker of the National Assembly Kang Chang-hee
      • 2014   FebruaryVice Prime Minister Hyeon O-seok
      • 2014   JulyMinister of Industry Yoon Sang-jik
      • 2014   SeptemberMinister of Employment Lee Gi-gwon
      • 2014   NovemberPresident Park Geun-hye
      • 2015   MayDeputy Speaker of the National Assembly Lee Seok-hyeon
      • 2015   AugustPresident of the Constitutional Court Park Han-cheol
      • 2015   SeptemberForeign Minsiter Yun Byung-se Defense
        Minister Han Min-gu
      • 2016   OctoberSpeaker of the National Assembly Jeong Se-gyun
      • 2016   NovemberForeign Minister Yun Byung-se
      • 2017   JuneSpecial Envoy of the President, Jung Dong-chae
      • 2018   JanDeputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Shim Jae-chul
      • 2019   JanDeputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Joo Seung- yong
      • 2019   MayMinister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, Pi Woo-jin
      • 2019   DecemberForeign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, Defence MInister Jeong Kyeong-doo

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