United States of America (USA)

Bolstering Security Cooperation

The US is also in support of expanding people-to-people connections, advocating for climate action, clean energy, and sustainable infrastructure, and efforts for economic partnership and recovery

“We are strengthening our cooperation with Pacific Islands countries on improving maritime domain awareness, combatting illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, and countering transnational criminal activity.”


Economic partnership and recovery

Through increasing trade and investment; providing assistance to strengthen enabling environments, infrastructure, and macroeconomic stability; and continued support for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

These include:

U.S. keen on expanding connections

In a statement from the Office of the Spokesperson, U.S. department of State, says, “We are also leveraging connections with academia, sports, and the private sector to build connections between our peoples.

Training in PNG Airspace

Recently, as part of Exercise Global Dexterity, two C-17A Globemaster III aircraft from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and United States Air Force (USAF) conducted low-level flying over PNG.

The exercise also involved the RAAF using the C-17A to deliver engineering equipment to Manus Province in preparation for construction activities during Exercise PUK PUK later this year.

The C-17A is a versatile aircraft that both Australia and the United States use to deliver critical supplies throughout the Indo-Pacific region, often on short notice.

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