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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) promotes and protects Australia’s international interests to support our security and prosperity.

We work with international partners and other countries to tackle global challenges, increase trade and investment opportunities, protect international rules, keep our region stable and help Australians overseas.

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  • Two years on, Australia stands with Ukraine

    Two years on since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Australia mourns Ukraine's losses, and we stand unwavering in our support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

    Category
    International relations
  • Only about 400 Australians visit Mongolia each year and in 2017, Dr Josh Tobin was one of them. He says his month-long New Colombo Plan mobility placement in Mongolia was a revelation.

    Man standing in a hallway in hospital scrubs with a stethoscope around his neck.
    Category
    People-to-people
  • Australia notes the initial results of Pakistan’s general elections held on 8 February 2024. As a friend of Pakistan, Australia has consistently called for a free, fair, inclusive and credible election process - in line with Pakistan’s Constitution and its international obligations.

    Category
    International relations
  • Indian Ocean Conference 2024

    Four hundred delegates from across the Indian Ocean region and beyond will meet in Perth on Friday the 9th of February for this year’s Indian Ocean Conference.

    Category
    International relations
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