News: Second SPGP Grant Research Trip to Canberra

On Feb 20-28 2020, John & David conducted their second SPGP Grant Research trip to Canberra. Like their first trip last October, this trip fortified their existing knowledge of the Indo-Pacific while at the same time uncovering new and surprising information which will be incorporated in their Report.

Following is a short photo-journal of their trip:

On the Red-eye to Canberra

David & John with Samuel Soares, First Secretary (Political & Economic) Embassy of the Republic of Timor-Leste. SIA was gifted the book: The Timor-Leste-Australia Conciliation

Lunch at the Harmonie German Club Canberra

John in Thomas Blamey Square, Defence Central

And David

A post-meeting shot of Canberra from the front of Parliament House

National Day of Kuwait celebrations. Band of the Royal Military College Duntroon about to lead-off with the Kuwaiti and Australian national anthems

Kuwaiti Ambassador HE Mr Monther. B. Al-Eissa addresses the assembled crowd at the Hyatt Hotel

Traditional Kuwait musicians. The music was nice and the food, great!

John & David with Ambassador of Costa Rica HE Mr Armando Vargas Araya

David and John with Consul Sabino Enrique Ferreira R., Embassy of Paraguay in Australia

David and John with the Colombian Ambassador – HE Alberto Jose Mejia Ferrero – both gifted with Colombian coffee


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