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US Department of State, Secretery Remarks (Sydney Australia)

Speech – US Department Of State Remarks With Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, and Australian Minister of Defense David JohnstonRemarks With Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, and Australian Minister of Defense David Johnston August 12, 2014 Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Admiralty House Sydney, Australia FOREIGN MINISTER BISHOP: Ladies and gentlemen, today we have welcomed to Sydney and to AUSMIN Secretaries John Kerry and Chuck Hagel, and this is the second AUSMIN meeting that the four principals here have participated in. The United States alliance is the most important security relationship for Australia, and AUSMIN is an annual opportunity for us to take stock of this relationship. And today’s discussion was broad in its scope. We were frank in our exchanges, and there was a clear instinct for collaboration across a wide area of endeavor. There’s a desire to share the burden of implementing our mutual vision and mutual goal of regional and global peace and prosperity, security and stability. At a bilateral level, we signed the Force Posture Initiatives, the formal, legally binding document about a presence of U.S. Marines in the north of our country, and we focused particularly on the humanitarian disaster relief aspects of having the assistance of the U.S. in our region, which is, sadly, prone to natural disasters...

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Kerry, Hagel with Australian Leaders in Australia

Speech – United States Embassy U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Sydney, Australia REMARKS Secretary of State John Kerry with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, and Australian Minister of Defense David JohnstonKerry, Hagel with Australian Leaders in Australia 12 August 2014 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Sydney, Australia REMARKS Secretary of State John Kerry with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, and Australian Minister of Defense David Johnston FOREIGN MINISTER BISHOP: Ladies and gentlemen, today we have welcomed to Sydney and to AUSMIN Secretaries John Kerry and Chuck Hagel, and this is the second AUSMIN meeting that the four principals here have participated in. The United States alliance is the most important security relationship for Australia, and AUSMIN is an annual opportunity for us to take stock of this relationship. And today’s discussion was broad in its scope. We were frank in our exchanges, and there was a clear instinct for collaboration across a wide area of endeavor. There’s a desire to share the burden of implementing our mutual vision and mutual goal of regional and global peace and prosperity, security and stability. At a bilateral level, we signed the Force Posture Initiatives, the formal, legally binding document about a presence of U.S. Marines in the north of our country, and...

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Speech to NZ Institute of International Affairs

Speech – New Zealand Government Thank you for the opportunity to provide such an important gathering with an update on New Zealands Foreign Policy. Minister of Foreign Affairs.Hon Murray McCully Minister of Foreign Affairs 7 May 2013 Speech Speech to NZ Institute of International Affairs Thank you for the opportunity to provide such an important gathering with an update on New Zealand’s Foreign Policy. I want to use this occasion to provide a quick review of the status of our relationships and from that base to look forward at some of the issues we will need to confront in the years immediately ahead. I think I can report to you that all of our important relationships are in good repair. Starting with our largest and most important relationship, Australia, I can report a continuation of the sort of cooperation that exists only between our two countries. This manifests itself especially strongly in the shared leadership role that we play in the Pacific. New Zealand exports to Australia, which have softened a little in the past two years, remain around the $10 billion mark – well ahead of our other markets. While federal elections in Australia in September will call for a quieter period in the relationship over the coming months, I have no hesitation in asserting that this unique relationship will re-gather its normal momentum regardless of the election...

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