Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese – Source: REUTERS
Talk to the TV channel Sky News Australia broadcast on May 29, Prime Minister Albanese shared about the approach of the new government, as well as his upcoming priorities.
When asked about the leaders’ reaction Pacific to the current Canberra government’s approach, Mr. Albanese asserted: “We have received a positive response”.
According to Mr. Albanese, Pacific island nations responded to Australia’s support plans in defense training, maritime security, aid and climate change.
Mr. Albanese’s comments came in the context of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s 10-day trip to eight Pacific island nations, including Solomon, Kiribati, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste.
Mr. Wang’s visit is said to be aimed at formulating a five-year action plan and “Common Development Vision” of China and the Pacific island nations. Observers say Beijing is expanding its influence in this region.
Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong expressed that Canberra is worried about the above information. Ms. Wong warned Pacific island nations to be wary of China’s security proposals.
On May 27, the Chinese Embassy in Australia confirmed that China was not looking for a so-called “sphere of influence” in this area, as well as asserted that its support “never pushed any island country away”. who are in debt or threatened with security”.
According to the newspaper Sydney Morning Heraldmore than 100 Australian defense personnel will travel to Papua New Guinea for a joint exercise, help the country deal with cybersecurity threats and hold a general election.
An Australian defense spokesman confirmed that its personnel were present in Papua New Guinea at the request of the Australian government.
Australia’s foreign minister also begins a tour of the Pacific Ocean on May 26. This is Ms. Wong’s first overseas trip since the new government took office.
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