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Visit to United States

The Hon Richard Marles MP
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister for Defence


This week, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, the Hon Richard Marles MP will travel to the United States and will represent Australia at the NATO Leaders Summit.

As a non-NATO member, Australia shares a commitment to peace and security with NATO partners, including support for Ukraine against Russia’s illegal and immoral invasion.

During this time, the Deputy Prime Minister Marles will also attend the Australian American Leadership Dialogue (AALD).

Whilst in the United States, the Deputy Prime Minister will also undertake a number of engagements with representatives of the US Congress and senior officials in Washington to discuss our Alliance and advancing cooperation under the AUKUS partnership.

Quotes attributable to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, the Hon Richard Marles MP:

“The partnership between Australian and NATO reinforces our shared commitment to the rules-based international order.

“The Australian American Leadership Dialogue will reaffirm the strength of our alliance, as our nations continue to grow and adapt with our strategic circumstances.”


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