The Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, has urged nations across the Asia Pacific region to do what they can to avoid a future conflict between the United States and China.
In a major speech to a defence and security forum in Singapore, the PM said there was a collective responsibility to maintain peace and stability.
He also encouraged China to reopen high-level communication channels with the United States.
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