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Amb. Lynette Wood

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Amb. Lynette Wood was appointed as ambassador of Australia to the Federal Republic of Germany in 2016.

In Canberra, Ms Lynette Wood was First Assistant Secretary, International Division with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C). She has served as Assistant Secretary, Middle East Branch and Executive Branch at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Ms Wood has also served overseas with postings in Canada and Germany. Ms Wood holds a Master of Arts (International Relations) from the Australian National University, a Graduate Diploma in Foreign Affairs and Trade from Monash University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Sydney.

History

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Australia has a warm and positive bilateral relationship with Germany. Both countries hold a wide-ranging dialogue and have a history of cooperation. Germany ranks among Australia's leading trading partners.

Both countries have a strong and expanding investment relationship.  Germany is a major source of foreign direct investment in Australia and is one of Australia's largest investment destinations. Both countries also have a shared bilateral foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific region.

Germany has been a significant source of migrants to Australia. Germans and Australians have wide ranging interest in each other's culture.  Australia is one of the most popular overseas destinations for German tourists and students. The Government is keen to expand existing links with Germany, both in traditional and new commercial spheres.

The year 2012 marked the anniversary of 60 years of diplomatic relations between Germany and Australia. To celebrate this event, in 2013, a bilateral visit between the Foreign Affairs Ministers of both countries ended up in the signing of the "Berlin-Canberra-Memorandum of Understanding on a strategic partnership ». Since then, there have been numerous diplomatic visits between the leaders of the two countries.