Australian foreign minister in Dublin to talk Brexit

Julie Bishop will meet with several ministers

Australian foreign minister in Dublin to talk Brexit

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop speaks during the EU-Australia Forum in Brussels | Image: Virginia Mayo AP/Press Association Images

The Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is in Dublin for talks with Charlie Flanagan over the impact of Britain's exit from the European Union.

Ms Bishop will visit Iveagh House, after holding talks with the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in the UK yesterday.

The talks are "to strengthen bilateral relations and advance the Australian Government's economic diplomacy".

While in London, she also discussed interest in negotiating an Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement.

Britain is Australia's fifth largest two-way trading partner.

In Dublin, Minister Bishop will discuss economic, political and security developments in Europe.

She will also launch a photographic exhibition marking 70 years of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Australia.

Ms Bishop will meet Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor, as well as the Irish-Australian Chamber of Commerce.

She is set to discuss an Australia-EU Free Trade Agreement, and options for deepening trade and investment with Ireland.

Australia's goods and services trade with the EU was valued at AUS$95.6bn (€69.6bn) last year.