Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Security Conference Unites Defence Chiefs

New Zealand Defence Force
Te Ope Kaatua O Aotearoa

Media Release

17 November 2006


Security Conference Unites Defence Chiefs

24 Defence Chiefs from Asia-Pacific nations met in Kuala Lumpur this week for a three day conference to discuss security challenges and cooperation in the region.

Co-hosted by Malaysian Defence Chief Admiral Mohamed Anwar Mohamed Nor, and United States Pacific Command Commander Admiral William J. Fallon, this is the ninth annual conference of its kind.

The theme of the conference was 'Meeting Security Challenges with Capabilities and Co-operation”, and discussion included a wide range of topics from the escalation threat posed by ballistic missile defence, through to peacekeeping and disaster relief operations.

The conference was Lieutenant General Jerry Mateparae’s first major multilateral engagement as the Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force, and he welcomed the opportunity to inform his peers about New Zealand’s involvement in the Asia Pacific region generally, and in Timor-Leste and the Solomon Islands in particular.

It proved to be an excellent opportunity for confidence and relationship building across the region, said LT Gen Mateparae

"Confidence building measures are an essential part of security considerations. One outcome is being able to pick up the phone and discuss issues with my equivalents"
Nations attending the event included Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, France, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, the United States and Malaysia.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Budget 2022: A Secure Future In Difficult Times


Budget 2022 will help build a high wage, low emissions economy that provides greater economic security, while providing support to households affected by cost of living pressures. “Our economy has come through the COVID-19 shock better than almost anywhere else in the world...
More>>

ALSO:




 
 


Budget 2022: A Secure Future In Difficult Times
Budget 2022 will help build a high wage, low emissions economy that provides greater economic security, while providing support to households affected by cost of living pressures... More>>


Budget: Climate Investments Provide Path To Economic Security
The Government is investing in New Zealand’s economic security by ensuring climate change funding moves away from short-term piecemeal responses and towards smart, long-term investment... More>>

ALSO:


Budget: Updated My Vaccine Pass For Those Who Want It

New Zealanders who are up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations will be able to download an updated My Vaccine Pass from 24 May, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>


Classification Office: Following Decision To Ban Manifesto The Buffalo Mass Shooting Livestream Is Now Banned
The livestream video of yesterday’s mass shooting in the United States has now been banned, Acting Chief Censor Rupert Ablett-Hampson announced this morning. The decision follows on from his decision yesterday to call in and ban the ‘manifesto... More>>

Borders: New Zealand Poised To Welcome International Students Back
New Zealand is fully reopening to international students and the Government is committed to help reinvigorate and strengthen the sector, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>


Inland Revenue: Commissioner Appointed
Deputy Public Service Commissioner Helene Quilter QSO has today announced the appointment of Peter Mersi to the position of Commissioner and Chief Executive, Inland Revenue Department... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels