Home » Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs » Bureau of Public Affairs » Bureau of Public Affairs: Office of Press Relations » Press Releases » Press Releases: 2011 » Press Releases: July 2011 » Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs Andrew J. Shapiro Travels to Australia
Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Andrew J. Shapiro will travel to Australia July 19-21, 2011, for consultations with senior civilian and military officials to build on political-military initiatives aimed at meeting shared security challenges.
In Canberra, Assistant Secretary Shapiro will meet with Heather Smith, Deputy Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and will attend a roundtable with senior Australian military strategists, including; Peter Jennings, Deputy Secretary of Defence (Strategy), Australia Department of Defence, to discuss defense trade, arms control, and related political-military issues.
The United States and Australia are key allies with a history of shared political-military interests and a future of increased cooperation on trade, technology, and transnational issues. From coalition operations in Afghanistan to humanitarian response, from counter-piracy to peacekeeping, the United States seeks to build on our shared commitment to fostering global peace and security.
The Office of Website Management, Bureau of Public Affairs, manages this site as a portal for information from the U.S. State Department.
External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.