During the second meeting since their respective appointments, Ministers underlined their shared commitment to strengthening the Australia-France defence partnership. Ministers discussed opportunities for strategic cooperation under the “Defence and Security” pillar of the new bilateral Roadmap proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on 1 July 2022.
Ministers committed to developing projects that will further enable the French-Australian defence relationship to advance our shared interests as neighbors in a prosperous, resilient and secure Indo-Pacific. They also discussed opportunities to strengthen the rules-based order in the face of an increasingly contested strategic environment. They welcomed the increase of the European engagement in the Indo-Pacific.
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