The International Day of Friendship is a United Nations (UN) day that promotes the role that friendship plays in promoting peace in many cultures. It is observed on July 30 each year.
The Royal Australian Navy values our close relationship with regional neighbours in the south pacific, including partner navies and police services in Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.
Each year we seek to enhance these relationships through conducting operations, exercises and activities together throughout the region, and through hosting officers and sailors from these nations in our training programs.
On UN International Day of Friendship, we say Bula, Malo e lelei, Talofa, Halo and Halo Olketa to our friends and neighbours throughout the region.