While on study tour in the Middle East, our 2016 University of Canberra delegates were lucky to be invited to the Australian Embassy in Abu Dhabi to meet with Australia’s Ambassador the UAE, Arthur Spyrou, and to the temporary Australian Embassy in Doha to meet with Australia’s Ambassador to Qatar, Axel Wabenhorst.
Both Ambassadors were generous with their time and eager to engage the delegates in expansive, intelligent conversations about the relationship between Australia and the two Gulf countries; over coffee they spoke about many topics including trade, culture and economics.
Our sincere thanks to Ambassadors Spyrou and Wabenhorst for the opportunity to visit and meet.
The 2016 University of Canberra study tour was supported by the Australian Government through the Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. AMEJE is extremely grateful for this support.