Highlighting NSW capabilities and strengthening cultural links will be the priority when Premier Gladys Berejiklian makes her first visit to the Philippines from 6-7 December 2017.
Ms Berejiklian announced that she would meet with the Government of the Philippines and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila to discuss cooperation and collaboration across trade, infrastructure and education.
“NSW has long held close ties with the Philippines and this visit will further strengthen our trade, cultural and education links – as well as showcase the capability of our professional organisations to deliver services and infrastructure projects for the ADB,” said Ms Berejiklian.
“I look forward to building on NSW’s strong friendship with the Philippines through meetings with important Filipino business and community leaders.”
With both the Philippines and NSW economies growing strongly, there are increasing opportunities for business partnerships.
International students from ASEAN are the second-largest cohort of international students in NSW, with some 5000 enrolments of Filipino students in NSW in 2016.
The Premier’s visit to the Philippines will take place as part of a four-day trade mission to Asia