Assistant Minister for Defence - Assistant Minister for Defence meets with US Defense leaders

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The Hon Stuart Robert MP

Assistant Minister for Defence

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24 June 2015

Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert today met with key US military interlocutors to discuss our evolving defence and security partnership.

Minister Robert met with General Vincent K. Brooks, Commanding General, US Army, Pacific; and Lieutenant General John A. Toolan, Commander, US Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, to discuss the future of cooperation between the United States and Australia, including in defence science and technology and innovation.

“Australia’s Alliance with the United States remains the central pillar of our security and defence arrangements,” Mr Robert said.

“Noting the depth of our shared interests, it is important we continue to work closely together to further enhance our cooperation, including in defence materiel and technology fields.”

This alliance continues to provide Australia with significant access to defence communications systems and technologies, as well as shared insights into next generation defence research and innovation and research and development.

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Richard Briedis (Minister Robert's Office) (02) 6277 7730 or  0477 391 174
Defence Media Operations (02) 6127 1999

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