Underlining Australia’s Commitment to the Indo-Pacific
On Sunday I will travel to Japan, Singapore, Brunei and the Philippines to advance bilateral defence engagement and discuss regional security challenges. As outlined in the 2020 Defence Strategic Update, our region is in the midst of the most consequential strategic realignment since World War II. I will use my visit to deepen bilateral engagement with these important partners and friends, who share our vision of an open, inclusive and prosperous Indo-Pacific.
Our partnerships with regional countries have a long history and we are focused on further strengthening these relationships through expanding defence diplomacy, cooperation and capacity building activities.
Increased engagement will focus on working with our partners to shape an Indo-Pacific region that is stable, secure and sovereign and where international rules and norms are respected…MORE