Australia's foreign minister reaffirms commitment to action with US on regional health security
Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne has reiterated Australia’s commitment to health security with the US in the Indo-Pacific. Speaking at the United States Studies Centre Event in Washington DC, she said the two countries were committed to advancing implementation of the Global Health Security Agenda pursued by the United States and the Health Security Initiative for the Indo- Pacific undertaken by Australia.
Health security was one of four key shared initiatives discussed during the AUSMIN (Australia-USA Ministerial) Meeting in 2018. Australia and the US were working together to help build health security workforces in regional nations to provide capacity to detect and respond to emerging infectious disease outbreaks.