Former Australian prime minister to give talk in north Norfolk

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Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will give an important talk on China's world influence in north Norfolk. - Credit: Wells Maltings

A former Australian prime minister is set to give a talk in north Norfolk as part of a UK tour.

Tony Abbott was prime minister of Australia from 2013 to 2015 and managed to get the first ever trade deal between China and a G20 country.

Mr Abbott will speak at Wells Maltings on Saturday, July 24 with the event focussing around his knowledge of China rising to global power.

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The talk will take place at Wells Maltings. - Credit: Sarah Toon Photography

The event has been organised by Sir Tim Lankester, who is a Wells Maltings trustee.

Sir Tim said: “Tony Abbott’s lecture offers us a rare opportunity to hear the views of someone who has both deep knowledge and high-level practical experience of China and its relations with its near and far neighbours. It should be a fascinating evening.”

Wells Maltings Director Simon Daykin said: "We are very honoured to be hosting such a high-level event here in Wells. 

"Dr Handa and his team have done a great deal for our venue and we hope to continue working with them for a long time.”