Visit of Quentin Bryce, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, to José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received Quentin Bryce, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. The EU and Australia were negotiating a modern and ambitious Framework Agreement. Despite the physical distance the EU remained Australia's second-largest trading partner after China, and it was its most significant trading partner in services. Australia was also the largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI).