This meeting falls within the framework of the French-Australian strategic partnership signed in January 2012. This framework provides for high-level consultations to strengthen our cooperation in all areas and to promote the integration of French Pacific territories into their regional environment.» Read more ...
France enjoys excellent political relations with Australia, founded on commonly held views on most subjects. These relations are now formally enshrined in a strategic partnership between the two countries, signed in January 2012, that paves the way for closer bilateral dialogue in a number of areas, including the political, defence, economic and cultural fields. France’s presence in Oceania (the three Overseas territories of New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Wallis & Futuna) is seen as a major factor contributing to stability in the region.
Updated on 14.01.13