South Pacific defence ministers gather for new group – New Zealand – News – Islands Business magazine


New Zealand Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman has returned from an inaugural meeting of South Pacific Defence ministers, a new regional grouping driven by Australia.

The United States was invited as an observer along with Britain, but China and Japan, which have a strong interest in the region, were left off the guest list.

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