• Tue. May 28th, 2024

DEFENCE MINISTER AND EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTER ALONG WITH THEIR AUSTRALIAN COUNTERPARTS TO CO-CHAIR 2ND INDIA-AUSTRALIA 2+2 MINISTERIAL DIALOGUE IN NEW DELHI

Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Richard Marles will visit India from November 19 to 20, 2023 to co-chair the 2nd India-Australia 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

A bilateral meeting on defence co-operation will be held between Minister Marles and Singh on November 20 followed by the 2+2 Dialogue.

The 2+2 dialogue will be co-chaired by Rajnath Singh and Minister of External Affairs Dr S Jaishankar along with their Australian counterparts, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Defence Richard Marles and Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong . The inaugural 2+2 ministerial dialogue took place in New Delhi in September 2021.

India and Australia are pursuing a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and the visit of Minister Marles is expected to give further impetus to the collaboration as well as bilateral defence cooperation. The two countries are expected to discuss wide-ranging issues of mutual interest during the 2+2 dialogue and the bilateral Defence Ministers’ meeting.

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