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US and Australia coordinate security approaches

Thursday, December 22, 2022


Australia has a bilateral treaty alliance with the United States, but the two countries are also increasingly intertwined in the Indo-Pacific region through 'mini-laterals', sub-regional frameworks and partnerships that cover security, economic cooperation, infrastructure development and assistance to the poorer countries of the region, particularly the Pacific Islands.


  • Australia will continue to urge the United States to enter multilateral trade agreements.
  • Collaboration among US allies in the South Pacific could eclipse the Pacific Islands Forum.
  • South-east Asian states will welcome increased ties between Washington, Tokyo and Canberra but are wary of China’s reaction.

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