Seventy-five years after establishing diplomatic relations and a decade into their free trade agreement, Canberra and Washington remain closely aligned on foreign policy. Both countries are committed to promoting peace and stability, respect for international law and freedom of navigation through strong regional multilateral institutions and economic integration in the IndoPacific. The two treaty allies cooperate closely in regional and global organizations, including the East Asia Summit, ASEAN Regional Forum, APEC, G-20 and the United Nations. They also work together seamlessly on global challenges, including Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Ukraine, as well as on cross-cutting issues, such as cyber, non-proliferation and climate change.
Leaders and cabinet members exchange regular official visits to each others’ capitals. Neither country can afford to take the other’s strong support for granted and the American Australian Council recognizes that fact and was founded to provide private sector leadership in support of the alliance and expanding political, economic and people to people ties.