ACMC facilitate inaugural Future Leaders' Summit on Security in the South Pacific

22 Mar 2016

The ACMC are proud to have successfully facilitated the inaugural Future Leaders’ Summit on Security in the South Pacific in Port Moresby. During the Summit an impressive group of 30 young leaders representing military forces and government security agencies from Papua New Guinea, Fiji, New Zealand, Tonga, France, Chile, the United States and Australia, as well as the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency worked together to strengthen understanding, enhance collaboration and foster interagency cooperation in an effort to advance shared interests toward a secure and prosperous South-Pacific region.

Delegates were addressed by senior civil, military and police leaders from around the region and had the unique opportunity to engage directly with Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin and the Commander Papua New Guinea Defence Force, Brigadier-General Gilbert Toropo following their respective addresses. ACMC would like to wish all Future Leaders’ Summit delegates the very best with their promising careers and look forward to working with them into the future.

The Future Leaders’ Summit was an outcome of the 2015 South Pacific Defence Ministers’ Meeting and was conducted between the Australian Department of Defence and the Papua New Guniea Defence Force under the Defence Cooperation Program.

FLS working group showing members of the group collaborating