Regional Ties Strengthened As Exercise Kakadu Wraps Up In the Top End

September 13, 2018 – Exercise KAKADU 2018, Australia’s largest multilateral maritime and air exercise, drew to a close in Darwin today, after a fortnight of activities aimed at enhancing regional maritime security. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said KAKADU was a military highpoint for Australia as well as a significant diplomatic achievement, with this year’s exercise involving 23 ships, 21 aircraft, a submarine and 3000 personnel from 27 visiting nations. “The size and success of KAKADU is evidence of Australia’s growing reputation as a trusted and capable…

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Signature of the North Atlantic Treaty – April 4th 1949 in Washington

On April 4th 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty was signed by Norway, Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Iceland, Canada and the United States. This union of 12 nations became known as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or more simply NATO. They were sworn to stand together against aggression. An attack against one, would be an attack against all.

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Province of Quebec Circumvents Federal Government; Deals Directly With France on Maritime Affairs

The Provincial Minister for Maritime Affairs, Jean D’Amour, embarked on a two-day mission to Saint-Pierre and Miquelon at the invitation of the French Minister of Overseas, Annick Girardin February 1st. Along with the ministers, French and Quebec maritime stakeholders will work jointly on two projects aimed at strengthening the transatlantic maritime alliance of the two states: one focuses on the deployment of the maritime cruising potential of Saint-Pierre- et- Miquelon ; the other is focused on scientific cooperation in the overseas territories, thanks to the France-Quebec Institute for Scientific Cooperation…

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