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India-Australia Foreign and Defence Secretaries’ Dialogue (2+2)

December 09, 2019

  • The 3rd Edition of India-Australia Foreign and Defence Secretaries’ Dialogue (2+2) was held on 09 December 2019 in New Delhi. Foreign Secretary Shri Vijay Gokhale and Defence Secretary Dr. Ajay Kumar led the Indian delegation for 2+2, while the Australian delegation was led by Ms Frances Adamson, Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Greg Moriarty, Secretary, Department of Defence. The delegation called on Dr. S. Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs.
  • The two sides welcomed the recent progress made in deepening bilateral, political, economic, security and defence cooperation. They discussed recent regional and global developments. They also exchanged views on achieving their shared objective of peace, prosperity and progress in the Indo-Pacific region. The two sides emphasized the need for enhanced collaboration to counter the threat of terrorism and violent extremism through increased information sharing. The 2+2 meeting provided opportunities for the two sides to review the status of their bilateral relationship in the context of emerging scenarios.
  • The Australian delegation had a meeting with Shri Pankaj Saran, Dy. National Security Advisor and Smt. Vijay Thakur Singh, Secretary (East) to discuss bilateral issues.
New Delhi
December 09, 2019


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