Australia, South Korea commit to boosting industrial ties

12 December 2019

Australia and South Korea have said they intended to work together to address “policy challenges” as part of an effort to deepen defence industrial ties.

In a joint statement issued following meetings between Australia and South Korea’s foreign and defence ministers on 12 December, defence industrial relations was highlighted by the countries as one element of their expanding strategic partnership.

The joint statement said that the Australian and South Korean defence ministers – Linda Reynolds and Jeong Kyeong-doo – agreed to “explore opportunities to co-operate on mutual policy challenges to our defence industries”.

The statement added that the two ministers also decided to “explore the reinvigoration of the annual Joint Defence Industry Co-operation Committee meeting to facilitate such co-operation.”

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