On Tuesday 28 March 2017, at Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), presided at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council.
Earlier, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove received the Chair of the International Humanitarian City in the United Arab Emirates and spouse of the Vice President, Prime Minister, Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Her Royal Highness Princess Haya bint Al-Hussein.
Afterwards, the Governor-General received the Secretary of the Department of Defence, Mr Dennis Richardson AO.
Later, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove received the Chief of the Defence Staff of France, General Pierre de Villiers and Mrs Sabine de Villiers.
In the evening, at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Barton, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended the Global Heads of Mission reception.
Earlier, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met with students from St Michaels Lutheran Primary School, SA, as they undertook a tour of Government House as part of their visit to Canberra.