The 5th France-Oceania Summit, which was planned in Papeete on April 16, 2020, was held virtually on July 19, 2021. 1. We, Heads of State, Government and Territories or representatives of France, Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, the Republic of Fiji, the Republic of Kiribati, the Republic of Marshall Islands, New
Maritime forces from Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea, and the United States met in the waters off the eastern coast of Australia to conduct cooperative maritime exercise Pacific Vanguard (PACVAN) 2021 beginning July 5. The Royal Australian Navy is hosting this year’s exercise, demonstrating shared trust and cooperation amongst the four nations. PACVAN is an
Japan calls on China to hold relevant elections in Hong Kong in a fair manner that are open to candidates representing a wide range of political opinions. Statement of Japan on the Situation surrounding Hong Kong Since its return in 1997, Hong Kong has enjoyed prosperity brought about by a free and open system where
In a joint operation between the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, and Royal Australian Air Force, the first C-130J Hercules flew out to Port Moresby yesterday carrying hospital tent facilities for triaging and other essential supplies. Scott Morrison said that by helping Papua New Guinea, we’re not only helping our Pacific family, we’re keeping Australians
Foreign Affairs Minister, Marise Payne, has issued Australia’s official response: The Australian Government is deeply concerned at reports the Myanmar military is once again seeking to seize control of Myanmar and has detained State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and President U Win Myint. Australia is a long-standing supporter of Myanmar and its democratic
The U.S. Navy and partners from Australia, Canada, India and Japan successfully completed operations for the multilateral exercise Sea Dragon 2021 in Guam, Jan. 27. For two weeks, over 190 personnel from the five nations conducted over 250 hours of ground and classroom training, culminating in high-level exercises to track a real-world U.S. Navy submarine.
The United States and its international partners are ensuring that future space exploration is peaceful, sustainable and beneficial to all. On October 13, the United States and seven other nations signed the Artemis Accords, guiding principles for NASA’s Artemis program, which aims to land the first woman and next man on the moon by 2024.
The People’s Republic of China has long prohibited Chinese companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges from complying with U.S. regulatory requirements designed to protect investors, claiming compliance would violate PRC laws on national security information. The failure to meet basic disclosure requirements has enabled companies like Luckin Coffee Inc. to mislead investors. In April, the
On 18 December, senior officials from Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the foreign ministries of India, Japan and the United States met by videoconference to progress initiatives agreed by ministers at the second Quad Foreign Ministers' Meeting in October in Tokyo. At the meeting, officials discussed respective efforts to support the region’s
Gen. Ken Wilsbach, Pacific Air Forces commander, hosted senior leaders from the Indo-Pacific theater during the quarterly Pacific Air Chiefs (PAC) Video Teleconference (VTC) from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, Dec. 9. The PAC VTCs reaffirm PACAF’s commitment to multilateral allies and partners by providing regular, continuing opportunities for senior military leader dialogue. This iteration