Barbados and Australia founded diplomatic relations on January 7, 1974. The particular courtesy call was a official goodbye as non-resident Higher Commissioner Lendon’s tenure can come to an end on January 30, 2023. Also present on the meeting were: Permanent Secretary, Simone Rudder; Senior Foreign Service Officer, Trecia Ruler; and Foreign Service Official, Craig Brathwaite. Source: https://gisbarbados.gov.bb/blog/minister-husbands-bids-farewell-to-australian-envoy/ Australia’s High Commissioner to Barbados, Bruce Lendon, recently paid a courtesy call on Minister of State in International Trade and Business, Sandra Husbands. Author: Sheena Forde-Craigg/BGIS Minister of State within Foreign Trade and Business, Sandra Husbands greets Australia’s High Commissioner to Barbados, Bruce Lendon, at the start of their recent courtesy call. Looking on is Permanent Admin, Ministry of Foreign Matters and Foreign Trade, Simone Rudder. (Photo credit: T. Forde-Craigg/BGIS) During the meeting held at the Ministry’s offices at Culloden Road, St . Michael, the two officials discussed the impact of climate change on their countries, as well as, technical support for the progress sporting academies; cooperation in life sciences and marine management, and The Bridgetown Initiative. Minister Husbands, while recognizing that there had always been a cordial relationship between Barbados and Australia, expressed the hope that the relationship will be strengthened.