Australia's global strategic partnerships have been the focus of a speech byÂ Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the fourth day ofÂ the United Nations General Assembly.
Mr Morrison joined USÂ President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to discuss COVID-19 vaccines, infrastructure and technological cooperation.
During his message to the United Nations, Mr Morrison also touted Australia's new AUKUS security pact, under which Australia will be provided with nuclear-powered submarines, a move that has been roundly denounced by Beijing.
Mr Morrison praised the countries' efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change, saying "AustraliaÂ hasÂ a proven track record of â€¦Â setting, achieving and exceedingâ€ commitments to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister James Marape echoed Ms Ardern's words in his speech, usingÂ his live address to the UN to call for greater action on climate change
Mr Marape said it was disappointing PNG had so farÂ "had limited or no success" in accessing climate change funding and said it should be considered separate from official development assistance
Mr Marape said he was "comforted" by recent climate action announcements from the US, Britain and China, but there had been "enough talk" and more action was needed for the "survival of Earth"
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