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Maadan to visit Melbourne

The next Joint Business Council will be held in Melbourne in mid-November. We expect senior members of the Saudi Mining and Agricultural industries to form a delegation to Melbourne to further the excellent discussions held in Riyadh in April this year. More details will be sent to members as they are confirmed.

The Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

On 20 March 2014 the Minister for Trade and Investment, the Hon Andrew Robb MP, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on trade and investment relationships with countries of the Middle East. Our Chairman, Mr Tom Harley has appeared before the Committee to ensure that the interests of ASBC members are considered as the Committee prepares its report. The Committee will be visiting Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and UAE in early December.

Saudi National Day .

September 23 is the Annual Saudi National Day which is celebrated in Australia at a formal event in Canberra at the Saudi Embassy. This link will take you to ASBC’s official National Day message.

Political Update

ASBC members tuned in from Melbourne and Sydney to participate in a Chatham House Rules political briefing on the current situation in Saudi Arabia and the ongoing bilateral relationship. We propose to host these in-house briefings twice a year to ensure that members’ knowledge remains current.