FOLM President Nicole Forrest Green met France’s Chief of Navy Admiral Christophe Prazuck last week in Sydney during the Pacific 2017 forum at Darling Harbour which showcases maritime excellence.

Admiral Prazuck is an admirer of Lapérouse and committed to the France-Australia strategic defence relationship. He was delighted to hear that the Lapérouse Museum at Botany Bay would be undergoing renovations and renewal and in the future looks forward to visiting on a forethcoming trip back to Australia.

As discussed, Lapérouse symbolises the beginning of the France-Australia relationship dating back to 1788. The Lapérouse Museum a joint FR-AUS project realised in 1988 to mark Australia’s bicentenary, reinforces our nations’ strong bonds.’