Ambassador to Argentina | Australian Foreign Minister
Today I am announcing the appointment of Dr Simon Twisk as the next Australian Ambassador to Argentina.
Dr. Twisk will also be accredited in Paraguay and Uruguay.
Australia is committed to strengthening its engagement with Latin America.
Australia and Argentina have a strong relationship rooted in trade and investment, support in multilateral forums and enduring people-to-people ties.
Australian investment in Argentina is large and growing, with a focus on extractive industries, clean energy and agribusiness.
Australia works closely with Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay in pursuing agricultural trade reform, particularly through collaboration within the Cairns Group and the WTO. Our educational exchanges with the three countries are important.
Dr. Twisk is a senior career officer in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and was most recently Deputy Secretary of the Free Trade Agreement Goods Directorate.
He previously served overseas in Belgium, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and at the Permanent Mission of Australia to the World Trade Organization in Geneva.
I thank outgoing Ambassador Brett Hackett for his contribution to promoting Australia’s interests in Argentina since 2018.