The Governor with His Excellency Mr Shingo Yamagami, Ambassador of Japan to Australia and his wife, Mrs Kaoru Yamagami sit on the couches in the drawing room

The Governor and Mrs Dawson with His Excellency Mr Shingo Yamagami, Ambassador of Japan to Australia and his wife, Mrs Kaoru Yamagami

23 Aug, 2022

EXCO and catch-ups with our Indian and Japanese neighbours

CONSUL GENERAL OF INDIA 

The Governor received recently appointed Consul General of India Mr Amarjeet Singh Takhi (external link) accompanied by Mr Naresh Sharma, Consul.

Discussion focused on the importance of international cooperation and friendship in a changing geopolitical landscape, with strong ties between Western Australia and India.  The Governor and Consul General noted the significant Indian population in Western Australia, with large numbers of Indian students and skilled workers making their home in this State and enriching our community.

This was the first meeting between the Governor and Consul General, with each looking forward to further engagements during their respective terms.

The Governor stands next to Mr Amarjeet Singh Takhi Consul General of India

The Governor with Mr Amarjeet Singh Takhi Consul General of India

AMBASSADOR OF JAPAN

The Governor received His Excellency Mr Shingo Yamagami, Ambassador of Japan to Australia and his wife, Mrs Kaoru Yamagami, accompanied by Consul-General Mr Toru Suzuki (external link).

Japan is an important and long-standing partner of Western Australia, and has been a major contributor to the development of the State’s agriculture, mining and energy sectors. The Ambassador was appointed to the role in November 2020.

 

His Excellency Mr Shingo Yamagami, Ambassador of Japan to Australia shakes hands with Mrs Dawson as his wife, Mrs Kaoru Yamagami stands by

Mrs Dawson greets His Excellency Mr Shingo Yamagami, Ambassador of Japan

The Governor with His Excellency Mr Shingo Yamagami, Ambassador of Japan to Australia and his wife, Mrs Kaoru Yamagami sit on the couches in the drawing room

The Governor with His Excellency Mr Shingo Yamagami, Ambassador of Japan to Australia and his wife, Mrs Kaoru Yamagami

 

The Governor, Mrs Dawson and the Japanese Ambassador and his wife have a conversation while seated on couches in the drawing room

 

EXCO

The Governor welcomed the Honourable Alannah MacTiernan MLC, Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry (external link) and the Honourable William (Bill) Joseph Johnston MLA Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Corrective Services; Industrial Relations (external link) to Government House for a meeting of the Executive Council.

Following Executive Council, the Governor swore-in Ms Jessica Jane Shaw MLA (external link) as Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Roger Cook MLA, Deputy Premier; Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism; Commerce Science (external link).

Governor stands with the Honourable Alannah MacTiernan MLC, Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry and the Honourable William (Bill) Joseph Johnston MLA and Ms Jessica Shaw MLA

The Governor with (L-R) the Honourable William (Bill) Joseph Johnston MLA, Ms Jessica Shaw MLA and the Honourable Alannah MacTiernan MLC.

 

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