The U.S. will remain the single most powerful nation in the coming decades and Australia is committed to its alliance at a time of heightened territorial tensions in the Asia-Pacific, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said.
Japan should play a bigger part in resolving conflicts in the Asia-Pacific region, where it is caught up in a territorial dispute with neighbor China, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said.
Indonesia accepts more action is necessary to halt the flow of asylum-seeker boats, Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said following talks on the issue between the leaders of the two nations.
"Despite some recent challenges in our relationships-- and there can be between neighbors, even strategic partners as close as Australia and Indonesia-- we have proven that our two countries can keep working together."
- Julie Bishop on Aug 28, 2014