Tuesday, August 2, 2011: Minister for Foreign Affairs, H.E. Dr. Zacarias Albano da Costa attended the 9th Southwest Pacific Ministerial Dialogue in Bali, 21st July 2011

Bali – 21th of July 2011

Press Release

Today, 21st July 2011, at the margins of the 45th AMM, PMC and 19th ARF, His Excellency Minister da Costa joined his counterpart; HE Dr Marty Natalegawa, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Indonesia; Hon Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand; Hon Ano Pala, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Papua New Guinea; Hon Albert del Rosario, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines attended the 9th Southwest Pacific Dialogue, chaired by Hon Kevin Rudd, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia, at the Bali International Convention Centre.

During the meeting, ministers candidly discussed and exchanged their views on Maritime Security issues, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relieve, Counter-Terrorism, Democracy and Connectivity, as well as various issues of mutual interest pertaining to the developments in the region and reaffirmed their commitment strengthen cooperation and partnerships among the Southwest Pacific Dialogue member countries.