- 14 Aug. 2023 – 16 Aug. 2023
- |Last updated: 18 Aug. 2023 09:12
From 14 to 16 August 2023, Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the NATO Military Committee attended the 25th annual Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference in Fiji. This year’s theme was “Preserving the Rules-Based Order to Enable Sovereignty in an Era of Strategic Competition”. On the side-lines of the conference, he met with a number of Allied, Partner and non-Partner Chiefs of Defence, including Australia, Colombia, Fiji, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mongolia and New Zealand as well as the Commander of the United States Indo-Pacific Command.
At the invitation of General Jone Kalouniwai, Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and Admiral Chris Aquilino, Commander of the United States Indo-Pacific Command, Admiral Bauer attended the Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference to discuss ongoing efforts and responses to a number of global challenges, such as threats to the Rules-Based International Order, cyber and information-related risks, as well as natural disasters and climate change.