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Driving international engagement and economic opportunities for the Territory



Driving international engagement and economic opportunities for the Territory


Manison, Nicole Susan

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Australian Labor Party


Media Releases for 14th Assembly 2020 -; Media Releases; ParliamentNT




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Economic development; International commerce

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Northern Territory Government

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Northern Territory Government

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Pathway to Success underpinned by Sister and Friendship Cities relationships fostered through local governments, agreements between schools, research institutions and other non-government organisations. Foreign arrangements, including Memoranda of Understanding with international partners, have yielded mutual understanding and benefits over many years. Such agreements have played a critical role in opening doors for Territory businesses. The Northern Territorys position in the region also supports its role in capacity building initiatives, including acting as a staging point for disaster relief and humanitarian efforts, through institutions such as the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre and Menzies School of Health Research. The importance of soft diplomacy is ever-present, and builds relationships and partnerships continually. Diverse and deeper international partnerships will underpin our achievements. Deepen mutually beneficial and enduring international partnerships Utilise a network of in-market advocates Build and grow relationships with the Australian Government, foreign government representatives, in-country industry bodies and sectorial specialists. The Northern Territory Government, in conjunction with in-market advocates and business representatives will help Territory businesses effectively navigate introductions and early conversations, allowing businesses and potential partners to build foundational relationships and rapport from which business dialogue can follow. This will be further enhanced by the networks created via our international business councils and our inter-governmental partnerships. The Northern Territory Government fosters strategic partnerships and engagement through several formal arrangements and activities that range from symbolising an official and enduring expression of mutual goodwill, through to serving a long term economic and commercial purpose. This is also INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY 29

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