Australia and France have signed a bilateral agreement to cooperate on critical minerals supply chains.
Under the agreement, Australia and France will work together on a joint study looking at:
- supporting secure bilateral critical minerals supply chains
- identifying specific opportunities for battery minerals and rare earth magnets.
Critical minerals are essential for clean energy technology, as well as high-technology medical and defence applications. Australia is a trusted and reliable exporter of critical minerals. Our ethically sourced and high-quality critical minerals are helping the world modernise and decarbonise.
Building strong international partnerships to create secure supply chains is an important goal of the Australian Government’s Critical Minerals Strategy 2023-2030.