Australia-US/East Asia

Chronology from May 2023 to Aug 2023

: Three US marines killed when an Osprey aircraft crashes near Darwin during an exercise.

: National conference of Australian Labor Party meets to decide policy platform.

: FM Wong notes that it has been three years since Australian citizen Cheng Lei was detained in China.

: Deputy PM Marles addresses the Australian American Leadership Dialogue.

: Australia’s military for first time hosts “key partners” India, Japan and the United States for Exercise Malabar.

: Australia’s new International Development Policy is announced.

: 33rd Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) is held in Brisbane, involving FM Wong and Deputy PM and Defense Minister Marles, with US Secretary of State Blinken and Secretary of Defense Austin.

: During Exercise Talisman Sabre, four Australian soldiers are killed when a helicopter crashes in waters off Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands.

: PM Albanese meets New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins in Wellington for annual talks on the bilateral relationship that “is unlike any other.”

: USS Canberra is commissioned in Sydney.

: PM Albanese attends the NATO Leaders’ Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania.

: PM Albanese has talks in Berlin with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

: Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo visits Sydney for annual talks, welcoming “substantial progress” in the strategic partnership with Australia.

: Australian Submarine Agency established to “acquire, construct, deliver, technically govern, sustain and dispose” of Australia’s nuclear-powered submarines, AUKUS.

: PM Albanese visits Hanoi to mark 50th year of diplomatic relations with Vietnam.

: PM Albanese delivers keynote address to Shangri-La defense dialogue.

: Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement enters into force.

: Minister for International Development and the Pacific Pat Conroy travels to Papua New Guinea to represent Australia at the United States-Pacific Island Dialogue, which is co-hosted by PNG Prime Minister James Marape and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

: India’s PM Narendra Modi travels to Australia following the G7 summit and Quad Leaders’ meeting in Japan.

: On sidelines of the G7, PM Albanese hosts third in-person Quad leaders’ summit.

: PM Albanese travels to Hiroshima to attend the G7 summit.

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