On Sunday, November 18, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Philippe of Belgium arrived in Perth, Australia. The future king of Belgium is on an 11-day economic mission with several Belgian government officials and 147 business representatives.
This important mission, organized by the Agency for Foreign Trade in collaboration with Awex, Flanders Investment & Trade, and Brussels Invest & Export, will visit the towns of Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.
According to Sky News Australia, the mission also:
“… includes a university contingent that seeks to sign co-operative agreements with Curtin University and the University of Western Australia on areas such as agribusiness, physiotherapy, information and communication technology, audiology, marine science and international relations.”
Prince Philippe and his delegation will also travel to Wellington, New Zealand.