Australia–Greece relations

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Australian-Greek relations
Map indicating locations of Greece and Australia

Greece

Australia
Macedonia is Greece rally in Melbourne

Australian–Greek relations are the relations between Australia and Greece. Relations between the two states are close: both country were allies during both World Wars and the Korean War. During World War II, Australian forces took part in the Battle of Greece and Battle of Crete. There are a large Greek community in Australia (dating back from the 1950s and 1960s).[1] Both countries have an embassy in the each other's capital. Greece also has Consulates General in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, as well as a Consulate in Perth, Honorary Consulates General in Brisbane and Darwin, and Honorary Consulates in Newcastle and Hobart.[2] Both countries are full members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

List of bilateral visits[edit]

The following state visits have occurred:[1]

List of bilateral treaties and agreements[edit]

2 agreements are pending:[2]

  • bilateral Social Security Agreement
  • Greek–Australian bilateral Agreement on Holidays with Employment Rights

Economic and trade relations[edit]

Monthly value of Australian merchandise exports to Greece (A$ millions) since 1988
Monthly value of Greek merchandise exports to Australia (A$ millions) since 1988

Bilateral economic relations between both countries are at a very low level and there are significant fluctuations in the volume of trade. According to data by the National Statistical Service of Greece, the total volume of trade between the two countries rose by 34.05% reaching 143.228 million Euros.[2]

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  1. ^ a b http://www.dfat.gov.au/geo/greece/greece_country_brief.html Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade about the relation with Greece
  2. ^ a b c http://www.mfa.gr/www.mfa.gr/en-US/Policy/Geographic+Regions/Asia+-+Oceania/Bilateral+Relations/Australia/ Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the relation with Australia