The Australian Ambassador to the U.S., His Excellency Kim Beazley, was our guest of honor at a lunch hosted by the World Affairs Council of St. Louis at the St. Louis Club on Wednesday, April 16. The Ambassador has worked in many capacities; he has served as Deputy Prime Minister, Defense Minister, and Leader of the Labor Party during his 27 years in the Australian Parliament. He discussed the history and current trends of U.S.-Australia relations and emphasized the strong ties that bond the two nations. Australia is a critical partner with the U.S. on multiple security and economic issues and the United States has served alongside Australia in every major conflict since World War II. See below for more photos of the event.
Ambassador Beazley addresses the attendees.
Ambassador Beazley with WAC-STL President Deepak Kant Vyas