The Australian government says it plans to spend $212 billion over the next decade on upgrading defense capabilities to “promote an open and peaceful Indo-Pacific.”
"Together we will defend our sovereignty, security, and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region for our children and for many, many generations to come."
Throughout my travels, I've had the pleasure of sharing the good news from America. I've had the honor of sharing our vision for a free & open Indo-Pacific -- a place where sovereign & independent nations, w/diverse cultures & many different dreams, can all prosper side-by-side.
Today I am here to offer a renewed partnership with America -- to work together to strengthen the bonds of friendship and commerce between all of the nations of the Indo-Pacific, and together, to promote our prosperity and security. #APEC2017
Today’s meeting of the JAI Trilateral was a productive one. We had extensive discussions on the Indo-Pacific region, improving connectivity and infrastructure development. Grateful to PM @AbeShinzo and President@realDonaldTrump for sharing their views as well.