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.
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.
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.
"As frustrating as this process has been, there is some cause for optimism."
- Julie Bishop on Jan 01, 2015