CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii –
Adm. John C. Aquilino, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, hosted a virtual meeting Nov. 28 with the Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defense to strengthen military-to-military relationships, discuss common security issues and foster regional cooperation.
Senior military leaders from 20 countries met virtually, and reviewed the progress on agreed upon objectives during the in-person Chiefs of Defense conference held in Fiji this past August.
During the meeting, Adm. Aquilino discussed the importance of deepening security cooperation opportunities and security challenges within the Indo-Pacific region with an emphasis that USINDOPACOM will continue to work closely with Allies and partners to ensure a free, open, and prosperous Indo-Pacific.
USINDOPACOM hosts virtual Chiefs of Defense meetings quarterly to provide a forum for open dialogue between military leaders and openly discuss the regional security environment.