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.
"We expect to continue to have to work with the minor parties in order to achieve that, but the government is determined to ensure that Australia can fulfill its potential as a strong economy."
- Julie Bishop on Aug 25, 2014