NADT welcome special guest

Northern Australia Development and Trade office last month welcomed the acting United States of America (USA) Ambassador to Australia, James Curuso.

The Ambassador toured the office where he met with industry, Commonwealth and Territory government representatives and discussed the important and longstanding relationship between the USA and the Northern Territory (NT).

Some highlights of these discussions included the USA defence presence in the NT, the importance of Pine Gap to Central Australia and the encouragement of USA companies to establish partnerships with local businesses as they seek to maximise the opportunities available in the NT.  

The Ambassador received presentations on some of the major projects and sectors, as well as key government initiatives including agribusiness, mining/minerals and tourism investment opportunities. The Ambassador and his delegation then undertook a site visit to the Port of Darwin and the East Arm Precinct and discussed the necessity of continuing a close engagement and communication program with the NT.

The USA remains Australia’s largest foreign investor and with the NT having historically close linkages the visit is significant, enabling both sides to better share knowledge and experience given the key role that USA companies are likely to play in the development of Northern Australia.

Luke Bowen, General Manager of NADT, with James Curuso, USA Ambassador to Australia
Luke Bowen, General Manager of NADT, with James Curuso, USA Ambassador to Australia