Courtesy call on Chief Minister by H.E Miles Kupa

19 December 1996

Courtesy call on the Chief Minster Shane Stone Parliament House Darwin by Australia's Ambassador to the Philippines His Excellency Miles Kupa. Miles Kupa was a career diplomat serving as Australian Ambassador to the Philippines (1996-99). He served twice in Thailand - on his first posting and as Deputy Head of Mission from 1982-83. He has also had assignments in Egypt, France, Iraq (as Ambassador, 1983-86), Indonesia (as Deputy Head of Mission, 1986-88). In 1991, Miles Kupa was seconded to the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet. He was subsequently head of the Office of the Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade (1991-93) and Head of DFAT's South and South East Asia Division (1993-95) before appointment to the Philippines. On ultimately returning to Canberra he served as Deputy Secretary with the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade. Ambassador Kupa was a strong advocate for the Northern Territory, attended NT EXPO's, supported Filipino delegations to the NT and our delegations to the Philippines. Deputy Chief Minister Mike Reed welcoming Ambassador Kupa.

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