The AUSCOL Dialogue is an independent, non-partisan, 1.5 track* diplomatic dialogue established with the support of The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), The Council of Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR), Charles Sturt University, The Australian Embassy in Colombia, other Australian Government Agencies as well as private companies from both countries.
Our mission is to establish a meeting place for ideas, where leaders from both countries regularly, meaningfully, and fruitfully exchange viewpoints about the future of Australia-Colombia relations; build a network of leaders that fosters practical collaboration between their working sectors; and increase the visibility of Australian-Colombia links, and their significance for both countries’ prosperity and security interests.
Under the overarching theme of ‘celebrating and promoting Australia-Colombia relations’, the AUSCOL Dialogue will gather key representatives from government; the private sector; industry and academic experts; journalists; artists, and athletes, to touch on the most relevant topics that have dominated the nearly 44 years of established diplomatic relations between both countries.
In its first iteration, the AUSCOL Dialogue represents an unprecedented step towards closer, stronger, and more prosperous Australia-Colombia relations.
*1.5 Track Dialogues are unofficial interactions between official representatives of states. In other words, 1.5 Track Dialogues are facilitated by unofficial bodies, but directly involve officials from the countries in question. This means the parties involved in the 1st Australia-Colombia Dialogue are official representatives, but the facilitators are ordinary citizens.