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Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chief’s of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr.’s Multilateral Meeting with Chiefs of Defence from Australia, Japan and the Philippines

May 3, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Joint Staff Spokesperson Navy Capt. Jereal Dorsey provided the following readout:

On May 2, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., met with Australia Chief of the Defence Force Gen. Angus Campbell, Chief of Staff for Japan Joint Staff Gen. Yoshihide Yoshida, and Philippines Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Gen. Romeo Brawner at the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command headquarters in Hawaii.

The leaders exchanged views on strengthening security collaboration, including enhancing military capacity, readiness, and interoperability.

In April, six vessels and four aircraft from Australia, Japan, the Philippines, and the United States jointly sailed and operated in the South China Sea, underscoring shared commitment to regional maritime security.

The four leaders reaffirmed their continued commitment to advancing a shared vision for peace, stability, and prosperity across the Indo-Pacific region.


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